Fix People Picker is Very Slow in SharePoint 2010

Problem: In a SharePoint 2010 environment, the People picker is very slow! It takes more than 30 seconds to resolve any given user names in person or group fields.

sharepoint 2010 people picker is too slow
SharePoint 2010 People Picker is too slow resolving.


Instruct people picker to search only within given AD domains! Here is how:

Set People Picker SearchADForest domains:
stsadm -o setproperty -pn peoplepicker-searchadforests -pv “” -url “”

If you have multiple domains, add “;” as separators in PV parameter. E.g., “;” in 2 way trusted domains.

To get People Picker SearchADForest value applied:
Stsadm -o getproperty -pn peoplepicker-searchadforests -url “”

To Clear People Picker SearchADForest values if exist already:
Stsadm -o getproperty -pn peoplepicker-searchadforests -pv “” -url “”

Salaudeen Rajack

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One thought on “Fix People Picker is Very Slow in SharePoint 2010

  • will the peoplepicker work with LDAPS which is listening on another port? also will people picker work in RODC environment? appreciate your help.. mail me with your direct contact.


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