If you click the user’s name you’ll see the additional properties, including an “Edit Item” option, however, the edit dialog is simply a read-only display of the username, helpful right?
: So let’s first consider the scenario that my book addresses and assume that a user had had their name and/or email address changed.
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So before I show the modified script it’s first important to understand the problem and why I needed to use a script and why what I had in the book is somewhat incomplete.
Now I’ll change these values in Active Directory (make the “p” in my last name capitalized, change the title, and set the email) and then run the script (I saved the script as Sync-SPUser.ps1): (Note that lowercase “p” is the correct spelling for my name, just in case you were wondering ).One of my clients recently had an issue where a particularly high profile user (CEO) had their title spelled incorrectly in Active Directory; unfortunately the error wasn’t noticed right away and now, despite changing the information in Active Directory, Share Point was still showing the wrong title in the People Picker when granting the user rights to a Site Collection.Fortunately I had a partial Power Shell script to fix the issue and just needed to only slightly modify it – you can see the original script on pages 299 and 300 of my book.This “User Information List” is located at By looking at this list you can see that several key pieces of information are stored here – unfortunately, when you change this information in Active Directory the information stored here is not updated (even after running a full or incremental import via UPS).To complicate matters there is no way to edit the information via the browser, thus the need for a Power Shell script.
11/17/2015 - Originally written for Dream Factory 1.