AD Connector Reports in SharePoint 2013

Once you start using the AD Connector in SharePoint 2013 (What?! Not use FIM? Are you Mad?!), you’ll probably want to know how the imports are running. So you drop into Central Admin, open up the User Profile Service and click on…. Nothing. That’s right, there’s no feedback in Central Admin on the status of the last Profile Sync run when using the AD Connector.

What’s an Admin to do? (Like you didn’t see this coming)
Spin up the SharePoint 2013 Management Console on the server where the Profile Service is running and fire off these commands.

Let’s say your import ran in the last 24 hours, and you’d like to know how many accounts were updated successfully, run this on the server where the Profile Service is running.
Since the message in ULS for a successful update looks like this:

User profile record of “domain\account” was changed by “profile service account”

This will get you all of those in the last 24 hours:

$dt = (get-date).addDays(-1)
get-splogevent -StartTime $dt| ?{$_.Category -eq "User Profiles" -AND $_.Message -like "User profile record of*"} | measure-Object

This will show you the running Import job (if there is one):

$upa = Get-SPServiceApplication | ?{$_.TypeName -eq "User Profile Service Application"}
$upa.service | select -expand RunningJobs

If you’d like to see all of the history for each timer job associated with the User Profile Service:

$upa = Get-SPServiceApplication | ?{$_.TypeName -eq "User Profile Service Application"}
$upa.service.JobHistoryEntries | fl

If you want to see just errors, do something like this:

$upa.service.JobHistoryEntries | ?{$_.Status -eq "Failed"} | select StartTime,ErrorMessage

And if you (for some odd reason) want to see all of the timer jobs associated with the User Profile Server, you can always do this:


The cool thing to do would be to set this up as a scheduled task and write the contents to a SharePoint list to make this much easier to review. Yeah yeah, I’ll get to that. Or you can do it… right?

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