Here I was, banging my head into the proverbial wall over why in MOSS 2007 I was able to use a service account with read permissions to Active Directory, but when setting up SharePoint 2010’s User Profile Import to AD it kept breaking. Then I stumbled across this article. So I contacted out Network guys, who created a service account with permissions as indicated in this KB article:
And lo and behold, all problems are solved! SharePoint 2010 now imports user profiles from Active Directory without issues!
Those of us from MOSS 2007 remember the warmup script – an essential part of MOSS to eliminate the initial page load time as a result of JIT compiling. It would hit the page for you to build the JIT, which would allow all subsequent visits to the site(s) to load quickly as expected. Well, that doesn’t work in SharePoint 2010….but this does!
SP 2010 Warmup Script
For me, I didn’t see a huge improvement like I did when I ran the warmup script in MOSS 2007, but a 30 second wait is better than a 2 minute wait in SP 2010. Give it a try and see if it works better for you.