User profiles synchronization job not synchronizing

Problem

User profiles synchronization job is not synchronizing the user profiles from AD to SharePoint User Profiles.

Solution

Check the permissions of the account that is specified in the synchronization connection. This account must be in the Domain Administrators group or have the following permissions granted explicitly:

  • Replicating Directory Changes
  • Replicating Directory Changes All
  • Replicating Directory Changes In Filtered Set
  • Replication synchronization

Follow the steps below to grand permissions to a user account

  1. Open the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in
  2. On the View menu, click Advanced Features.
  3. Right-click your domain -> Properties.
  4. On the Security tab, if the desired user account is not listed, click Add to add the user account
  5. After adding the user select the permissions listed above in the post.
  6. Click Apply, OK.

After granting the required permission go to User Profiles Service Application and start user profile synchronization and after it’s done check the results.

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