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Duplicated Display Name in SharePoint People Picker

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Issue

A user at one of my clients had two active accounts being synced in the User Profile Service with the same Display Name.  This was causing problems when using the People Picker option as there was no way for a user to distinguish between the two accounts.  If the wrong account was selected the 3rd party solution  that is deployed in their SharePoint 2013 environment (not ours) fails to execute all processes but does so “silently”.

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SharePoint 2013 Client People Picker

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In SharePoint 2013, a new people picker control was introduced called the Client People Picker.  It differs from the old People Picker control we’re familiar with from previous versions of SharePoint in some key ways.

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