Configure a synchronization connection to a SQL Server database in SharePoint Server 2010 (video)
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010
Topic Last Modified: 2011-11-10
This video shows how to perform profile synchronization (also known as "profile sync") with a business system in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. It demonstrates creating external content types from data in Microsoft SQL Server tables, creating synchronization connections, and mapping user profile properties.
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This article provides guidance to help you plan how to implement profile synchronization in SharePoint Server 2010. Profile synchronization allows you to create user profiles by importing information from other systems that are used in your organization.
Configuring profile synchronization is a process that involves many steps. This article divides the process into shorter phases, both so that you can see progress and to reduce the number of steps through which you have to backtrack if you make an error. Depending on your organization's needs, you may not have to implement all of the phases.
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