People Picker shows Disabled user accounts

Something I didn’t know about – the people picker shows disabled user accounts – and ‘Tales from the field’ has a solution (on a per web app basis). Just in case the blog ever goes down:

This default behavior can be changed on a per web application basis to return only enabled user accounts. In the example below I have configured this for the web application http://moss using stsadm. This command configures MOSS 2007 to use a custom LDAP query.

stsadm -o setproperty -pn peoplepicker-searchadcustomfilter -url http://moss -pv (!userAccountControl=514)

If you are interested in putting together more granular filters I strongly recommend the following guide on LDAP, LDAP Query Basics –

Nice one Brendan

People Picker shows Disabled user accounts