In this case it's (of course) the User Profile Service Application. How can I force it to stop? I've tried:
stsadm -o provisionservice -action stop -servicetype "M icrosoft.Office.Server.Administration.UserProfileService, Microsoft.Office.Serve r.UserProfiles, Version=188.8.131.52, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e942 9c"
But alas, it did not work (completed successfully but didn't stop the service). My main goal is to delete the application.