We’ve identified that the user profile import in the SharePoint 2010 public beta can’t handle hyphens in domain names. The import will succeed but the portion of the domain name preceding the hyphen will get trimmed. When a user logs on a new profile is created but it is orphaned from the imported data. In principal we’ve been able to work around this by migrating the user profiles with STSADM (thanks to my colleague Martin Hatch for the suggestion) but we haven’t put this approach to the test over a sufficient period of time to be able to recommend it firmly yet. We also don’t have a mechanism for triggering the update for newly-imported users but it shouldn’t be rocket science to come up with a solution to that problem for the duration of the beta.
Microsoft have confirmed this is a problem in the SharePoint 2010 public beta and that a fix will be included in the next release. Their response was on a closed beta forum, so I can’t include that detail here, but this is my description from MSDN: Continue reading “Hyphens in domain names get trimmed from account names in SharePoint 2010 User Profile Import”