So My Site migration is a complete PITA with SharePoint 2013. I’m completely over trying to get this thing to migrate.
I’m in the midst of preparing for my migration by recreating my UPS (ala my dance with the UPS style) today and I forgot to set the NetBIOS prior to running the sync. Once you’ve run the intial sync there’s ONLY one way to fix it so that UPS uses the NetBIOS. You need to blow your sync connection away and start with a fresh full sync. Yes, the blog post pertains to SP2010 but it works identically in SP2013. Props to the author for helping me out:
SP2010 User Profile Service Application Setup and NetBIOSDomainNamesEnabled Issues
As a newly minted SharePoint administrator, I have come across the error above several times when creating new web apps and managed metadata service apps. Check out this post by Fabian Williams: Error Resoltuion – The default termstore for this site cannot be identified.
Basically, you come up with this error when you want to create a Local term set (which IMO is better than Choice fields for a variety of reasons) and you haven’t configured your Service app properly. Props to Fabian on bailing me out on this one.