zelynn

Hi,

May I know how to edit user information for MOSS 2007

In my site collection->People and Groups, I clicked on userid Name link and "Edit Item". But it only show account id and close button.

is there any settings that i should turn on to enable modification

Appreciate any guideline.



Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Can't Edit User Information

zelynn

Hi,

i have another installation of WSSv3, and i can manage to edit the user information. dept and email field show text boxes.

Anyone manage to edit user information in moss2007 i only manage to see account id, other fields just disappear when click 'edit item'. how to input dept information





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Can't Edit User Information

bobchauvin

I'm having the same issue.

What Authentication method are you using We were using NTLM with profiles from AD, and everything worked fine. We have switched to Forms Based authentication via the aspnetsql membership provider and cannot yet pull profiles from that source.

In shared services User Profiles and Properties are the profiles listed there, and do the accounts match

I have a case opened with MS on this., and have a thread related to that issue here.





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Can't Edit User Information

bobchauvin

Also, Compare the Profile Policy settings between the two sites.
http://yoursspsite/ssp/admin/_layouts/ManagePrivacyPolicy.aspx





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Can't Edit User Information

zelynn

Hi,

I manage to edit user information for WSSv3 installation only, standalone.

I am having problem editing user information in moss2007. for moss2007 installation, it's using integrated windows authentication(Kerberos).

May i know what should i look for in the manage privacy policy page i can see that the fields are optional, visible by everyone and user can override. The user has full control, with site permission "edit personal user information" selected. why the user still can't edit his own information

anyone who can manage to edit user information in moss2007

appreciate any guidelines.





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Can't Edit User Information

rOGERWW

yep..in WSS v3, this can be edited..in MOSS this is "protected"..maybe you can think of WSS as being for "play toy" communities and MOSS as more for "corporate environments" where I cannot change my name (in the system) to "George Bush"..obviously this is just my assumption when I found out how this "feature" worked

Regards..





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Can't Edit User Information

zelynn

Hi.

I found an article, "You cannot change your user information on the My Settings page in SharePoint Server 2007:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926202/en-us

I think the 'Edit Item' button is misleading, since the user information cannot be changed. Is it possible to disable the button





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Can't Edit User Information

Anonymous

Don't you need to be a member of the Site Collection Administrators

http://<yoursite>/_layouts/mngsiteadmin.aspx





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Can't Edit User Information

Wolverine

I had the same problem with the interface. The user interface would lead you to believe that clicking edit item in People and Groups would allow you to edit the profile information for the user. However, this was not the case.

You can update the profile information from the Sharepoint Shared Services Administration page (linked from the Sharepoint Central Administration Page).

If you are using Active Directory to import user information from, then you should update the information in Active Directory. I needed to add email information for the users to get the alerts working in my specific case.

Once I updated Active Directory, I imported the profile information from Active Directory.

Shared Services Administration -> User Profiles and My Sites Menu -> User Profiles and properties link.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointserver/HA011604221033.aspx

Once you reimport the profile information in, you can go back to your site.

The profile information used will be the profile information stored in the site collection list of users, rather than Shared Services profile. I'm not quite sure how to cause the profiles to resynch aside from clicking All People on the left menu of the People and Groups page. Then, delete the user from the site collection. Then, Add the user back to the site. The profile information from the Shared Services profile list will be brought into your site collection list of users.

I believe that the program will attempt to pull the user information from its local site collection user profile list, then the Shared Services profile list, and finally the Active Directory list (unless of course you are using forms based authentication, in which case it will pull from your Form based authentication provider).





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Can't Edit User Information

Rene Peinl

In contrast to WSSv3, MOSS has a central user profile store that allows you to import user information from various sources such as Active Directory. The user information in each site collection get updated from this central profile store every time an import was scheduled.
In order to avoid having users editing these user information in a site collection, that get overridden with the next import it is not possible to edit user information in a site collection. If you want to edit something you have to use the SSP administration or each user can do it on her own in the MySite.
Regarding the edit button I'm not aware of an option to hide it. I know that you can in principal hide menu entries and buttons with a custom feature. All you have to do is write an appropriate feature XML file and activate it at site collection level, but I don't know how to address this special button and I'm not even sure if it is addressable with features. I've tried so far only entries in the web site administration and the web site actions.
Regards
Rene




Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Can't Edit User Information

Krishnan P

Wolverine wrote:

The profile information used will be the profile information stored in the site collection list of users, rather than Shared Services profile. I'm not quite sure how to cause the profiles to resynch aside from clicking All People on the left menu of the People and Groups page. Then, delete the user from the site collection. Then, Add the user back to the site. The profile information from the Shared Services profile list will be brought into your site collection list of users.

That is what precisely I did too. But, the sad part of this workaround is that if the user has explicit permissions set on any of the lists or libraries in that site collection, then the user will be removed from those lists or libraries and the permissions are lost. It is no big deal if there are only few lists and libraries having custom permissions. If there are more, then it is not ideal to follow this workaround.

The MSDN article at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms563846.aspx says that the user profile synchronization between MOSS and WSS happens automatically. It also says that the synchronization can be done manually using the STSADM tool, but doesn't specify the operation name.

Let us hope for someone to shed light on this.





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Can't Edit User Information

Rene Peinl

The profile synchronization can be configured in the Shared Service Provider Administration. You can schedule full and incremental imports. The stsadm command can be used with the option -o sync to cause a synchronization.
You don't need to remove users from site administration to update it. Configure a AD synchronization instead. This will solve your problems.




Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Can't Edit User Information

Kovaite

Rene Peinl wrote:
The profile synchronization can be configured in the Shared Service Provider Administration. You can schedule full and incremental imports. The stsadm command can be used with the option -o sync to cause a synchronization.
You don't need to remove users from site administration to update it. Configure a AD synchronization instead. This will solve your problems.
Thanks for your input, Rene. I presume that the profile configuration that you are talking about is at http://servername/ssp/admin/_layouts/ProfMain.aspx. My understanding is that it synchronizes the MOSS User Profile information with that of its mapped properties in AD. It performs its job pretty well. My concern is about synchronizing the 'WSS Site Collection User Profile information' with that of 'MOSS User Profile information'. And 'stsadm -o sync' doesn't help with that, or I am ignorant of using it.




Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Can't Edit User Information

Kovaite

At last, I could now successfully synchronize WSS user profile info with MOSS User profile info.

The profile synchronization job (ProfileSynch) and stsadm -o sync works perfectly after fixing a relevant issue addressed in the following thread.

http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx PostID=2036607&SiteID=1

Thanks for your inputs in helping me resolve this issue.