Importing Active Directory profiles to SharePoint 2013

This post describes one way communication of Active Directory users to be brought into SharePoint 2013 environment.
We need an account set up for the AD profile synchronization. Let’s call it “SharePointADSync“, we need to configure a couple of things on this account in AD:

Add “Replicate Directory Changes” permission
  • On the domain controller, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.
  • In Active Directory Users and Computers, right-click the domain, and then click Delegate Control.
  • On the first page of the Delegation of Control Wizard, click Next.
  • In the Users or Groups page, click Add.
  • Type the name of the synchronization account, and then click OK.
  • Click Next.
  • In the Tasks to Delegate page, select Create a custom task to delegate, and then click Next.
  • On the Active Directory Object Type page, select This folder, existing objects in this folder, and creation of new objects in this folder, and then click Next.
  • On the Permissions page, in the Permissions box, select Replicate Directory Changes, and then click Next.
  • Click Finish

Follow these steps now to import AD profiles to SharePoint.

Go to Central Admin. Click Manage Service applications under Application Management.

From the list of services, click on the User Profile Service Application
Under Synchronization, click Configure Synchronization Settings

Select the “Use SharePoint Active Directory Import” radio button under Synchronization Options. Click OK to save settings. You will then be redirected to the User Profile page.
Under Synchronization, click Configure Synchronization Connections and create a new connection.

Fill in appropriate values and click Populate Containers. Once the containers are populated, check the ones you would like to import to SharePoint and save the connection. In the Account name, enter the SharePointADSync account details that we have created for this purpose. 
No you can go ahead and do a full import, which will import the selected profiles to your SharePoint.

Installing SharePoint Server 2010 on Windows 7 Home Premium

Follow the following post for installing SharePoint Server 2010 on Windows 7 Home Premium

Follow Step 8 and Step 9 properly as they are very important ones when dealing with Windows 7 Home Premium.
Reason: Win 7 Home Premium does not support Windows authentication as it is available in Professional and Ultimate versions, so in order to make SharePoint run properly you need be extra careful while step 8 and step 9.

However, you have done everything properly and installed SharePoint properly with all its pre-requisites and then when you try to open Central Admin or your root site, you get a blank page, try the following things:
– Go to IIS Manager, and select Sites > SharePoint : 80

– Double Click Authentication and Right Click on Basic Authentication and enable it.

– Try logging in to central admin with your system admin account. If this does not solve your problem, try next one.

– Disabling LoopbackCheck

– Follow Method 2 from this url

Hopefully this will solve your issue.