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Sharepoint 2010 understanding profiles and sync

Sid_F asked
Last Modified: 2012-08-15
I need to get some clarification on the process for users getting created in Sharepoint 2010 and their data when a one way trust is in place. I have read numerous articles on this but none to a low clear level.

Please feel free to correct any of these steps, I have put my understanding of each step in brackets

1.I created a user on the remote domain and assigned SP permissions using people picker(user at this point is marked as 0 on the isactive attribute field in the database)
2.User logged onto sharepoint (user gets marked as 1 on the isactive attribute field on the database)
3.User does not show up on user profile search or user information list
4.User is showing domain\username in the top right hand corner
5.User goes to "my profile" they now appear in the user profile search (not sure why they had to go here to appear in the user profile list but I presume the user profile sync is involved somewhere)
6.A few minutes later the user appears in the user information list also

From my research the user profile to sharepoint full sync will run and then update all settings for the user so when they go to mysettings they will see all their data and their display name in the top right will also display:::: This all seems straight forward so far apart from having to go to the profile BUT in the users mysettings I can see some AD details like title and department but not display name etc..although this data may update after the full sync it doesn't explain how title and department got here without the full sync running..

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