Active Directory Profile Manager

Use this tool to create an Active Directory user profile to retrieve the Domain Group members from SharePoint environment. This user profile is stored in Windows Stored User Names and Passwords / Credential Manager. Specify a domain user credential to connect. It is recommended to use Administrator Credential to retrieve the members list from the Domain Group.

SPListX stores the active directory user profile in the local computer and will be accessible only by the user who creates the user profile. If the user who creates the active directory user profile has a Roaming user account in the enterprise, the stored user profile can be accessed in any computer in the Windows enterprise.

The stored active directory user profile can be used by SPListX application only. The credential information is stored securely in 256 bit encrypted format in Windows Stored User Names and Passwords / Credential Manager.

For scheduled tasks, SPListX will use this stored user credential to retrieve Domain Group members from Active Directory.
 

1.

Select Active Directory Profile Manager from Tools menu.


 

2..

The Active Directory Profile Manager dialog will be shown as below:


 

3.

In order to add user profile, click Add button and provide user information in the New Active Directory Profile as shown below:

 

a)    Domain Name: Specify the domain name associated with the SharePoint farm to retrieve the members.

b)    DC Name: Specify DC (Domain Controller) Name to connect with the domain to retrieve the group members.

c)    Specify a new user profile or select an existing user profile to connect with domain to export members for the domain groups referenced in SharePoint server.
 

4.

The newly added user profile will be shown in the Active Directory Profile Manager as below:

 

Henceforth, the stored credential can be used to export Domain Group members from the SharePoint server.
 

5.

Click Close button to close the Active Directory Profile Manager dialog.

 


Additional References:

Behavior of stored user names and passwords
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281660

Stored User Name and Password Best practices
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc784749(WS.10).aspx