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

Salaudeen Rajack is a SharePoint Architect with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and experiences with the SharePoint community, through his real-world articles!

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