Compile an audience (SharePoint Server 2010)


Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Compilation identifies membership in an audience by crawling the most recently imported data from profile synchronization. Each audience must be compiled before content can be targeted to that audience. It is a good practice to frequently compile audiences to ensure that you have the latest changes.

You can compile an audience on a one-time basis by following the steps provided in this article or you can schedule compilations to occur automatically. For more information, see Schedule audience compilation (SharePoint Server 2010).


Audience compilation cannot run when profile synchronization is running.

Compile an audience

Use this procedure when you want to capture changes to audience membership either before the next scheduled compile or in place of a scheduled compile.

To compile an audience

  1. Verify that you have the following administrative credentials:

    • You are a member of the Farm Administrators group.
  2. In the Central Administration Web site, in the Application Management section, click Manage service applications.

  3. On the Service Applications page, in the list of service applications, click the User Profile Service Application link that you want to configure.

  4. On the Manage Profile Service page, in the People section, click Compile Audiences.

See Also


Manage audiences (SharePoint Server 2010)
Plan for profile synchronization (SharePoint Server 2010)