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SharePoint - Way to limit the "People" search?

Posted on 2010-08-25
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Greetings!

I'm curious if anyone has any knowledge on how to limit the amount of people that show up when you search.  For instance, If I'm trying to add someone to a group, SharePoint will search through the entire list of users on the current domain.  But what if my domain is split across three cities (Detroit, Atlanta, Vegas), and I only want to get the users that are in Atlanta.

Is there a way to disregard users from the search lists who are not in the current city, but are on the same domain that all three cities share?  Am I making my question clear enough?  If not, I can post screenshots.

Thank you.
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Actually, it turns out that there is a command to do just what I wanted!

stsadm -o setsiteuseraccountdirectorypath

I must be the worst googler in the history of googlers!
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If only there was a way to set more than one OU for stsadm -o setsiteuseraccountdirectorypath.  I have four user OUs that I want to use, out of eight.

Unfortunately, adding extra properties to the user accounts is not something that I'll be able to do.
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What about if you use the Peoplepicker-serviceaccountdirectorypaths property?
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Great, thanks!  This worked :)
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