In IIS Manager, Ensure that the SharePoint Web Services Root application pool is started. Then close IIS Manager.
Name: user profile service application
Application pool name: UserProfilePool
Application Pool Account: spdev\SP_UserProfAcc
(This is a special account, which you specifically create for that service; the way why we do
this is to have a better summary if any problem insists on the farm. So we can directly know who it is)
User profile Service Application
Application Pool: UserProfileService
Database Name: WSS_Content_Profile_DB
Database Name: WSS_Content_Sync_DB
Database Name: WSS_Content_Social_DB
Again, in Central administration, click
System Settings and navigate to the Services On page.
You have to start 2 services:
User Profile Service
User Profile Synchronization Service
(takes 5 minutes to start)
Go to Start
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products
Right click on SharePoint 2010 Management Shell
Choose “Run as Administrator” from the context menu
Type in Get-SPServiceInstance then capture the GUID of the User Profile Synchronization Service as shown below
Start- SPServiceInstance <GUID>
Stop- SPServiceInstance <GUID>
Verify that on your application service that these 2 services are running:
Forefront Identity Manager Service and Forefront Identity Manager Synchronization Manager
(you do not have to start them manually, they should start automatically)
and perform an IISReset
Configuring User profiles
Central Administration è
Application Management è
Manage Service Application è
Manage Profile Service for User Profile Service Application
Connection Name: SPDEV Active Directory
Forest Name: spdev.local
Account Name: spdev\SP_UserProfAcc
Containers to synchronize: People,
Users & Computers
In central Administration, open the Manage Profile Service page for User Profile Service Application. Start a Full synchronization of User Profiles.
If you make changes, in Active Directory, you don’t need any more to do a FULL, but an INCREMENTAL synchronization. If everything is okay you can Start Profile Synchronization, you should be able to see then this:
Probably, and the most of time, it will crash. You will see, you’re service will hang on
User Profile Synchronization Service. This is the most common issue, to resolve this:
Be sure that Service Pack1 and cumulative updates are installed.
SharePoint 2010 Service Pack
1 without June CU 2011 (re-released
SharePoint 2010 Service Pack
1 with June CU 2011 (re-released
Mare sure that once you've updated hotfix for SharePoint 2010, you must use the command "psconfig
-cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait" and then
check product and patch installation status
(Central Administration >Upgrade and Migration >
Check product and patch installation status)
For User Service Profile service account perspective, you must configure the following for this service account:
You will then need to use the following command to stop User Profile Service Application due to "Starting" forever.
Stop-SPServiceInstance -Identity “service application GUID”
Delete the existing User Profile service application and then re-provision one.
After completely configuring properly permission for User Service Profile service account as well as re-provisioning a new User Profile service application,
you start new User Profile service application and need to check FIM service. Make sure that two FIM services are started automatically. Don't force it to start because let User profile service automatically does.