Manage user profiles

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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User profiles provide detailed information about individuals in your organization. A user profile organizes and displays all of the properties that are related to each user, as well as documents and other items related to that user.

User profiles are presented to users in three distinct views:

  • The personal view shows the user his or her properties and related items that only he or she can see.

  • The public view shows users the profiles of other users.

  • The edit view appears when changes are being made to a user profile.

The Manage User Profiles page contains a brief summary of user profiles for the site, as well as links for adding, editing, and deleting the properties that are found in user profiles.

The following topics cover different aspects of managing user profiles: