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People Picker not searching email address
« on: December 08, 2017, 09:34:13 PM »

DC ROOT CASE

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/arudell/2013/08/19/sharepoint-2013-people-picker-changes/

There is a way to set a custom people picker AD query using (believe it or not) stsadm.  Yes, it still exists, and there is no powershell equivalent for setting the people picker properties.
See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg602075.aspx for the ways to customize the People Picker, and http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/911b5f5a-bd1d-42fd-b816-8cd5a770b4b9(office.12).aspx on setting the customadquery property specifically.  Make sure you specify the web application URL.  Here is an example I used to get the AD "mail" property to return results (as well as the last name).
stsadm -o setproperty -pn peoplepicker-searchadcustomquery -pv "(sn={0}*)(mail={0}*)" -url http://servername
I had to do an iisreset.  And I noticed that searching on the first name still worked.
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