Friday, December 12, 2014

User profile service application is missing to import AD groups

User profile service application is missing to import AD groups

Issue: I configured the User Profile Service and I did a full synchronization. Everything works fine.

I used FIM tool miisclient.exe to view results. I find that the number of results in this tool is different from result as in CA "Number of User profiles”. In fact, with CA I can't found profile for groups AD. Furthermore, wit miisclient tool I can see users and groups from AD.

Cause: Probably the groups are being imported (these are required by things such as audiences). They will not be displayed however in manage user profiles (or anywhere else), this is by design. Try creating an audience based on group membership and compiling it, this will prove if the groups are imported or not.

Solution: You can still check Active directory groups in miisclient tool at, for SharePoint 2013 it is 15.0 instead of 14.0

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Office Servers\14.0\Synchronization Service\UIShell\miisclient.exe

1.    Run the MIISclient.exe as Administrator


2.    Click on the Management Agents button on the top menu bar
3.    Right-click on “Active Directory Connector” and choose Run from the context menu.

4.    Highlight “Full Import Full Sync” and choose OK.

5.    The State will change to Running. The bottom half the screen will give information on any changes that it makes during the run as well as any errors encountered.


Here you would be able to see the number of groups imported

Reference MS articles:

I hope the above information will help you to resolve the issue, in case of any queries/questions regarding the above mentioned information then please let me know. I would be more than happy to help you as well as resolves your issues, Thank you.