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I installed SharePoint 2010 Foundation (Standalone) on my development machine but for some reason, "User Profile Service Application" is not showing in Service Applications (http://:24955/_admin/ServiceApplications.aspx). If I click on "New" button in Server Applications, it only shows "Business Data Connectivity Service" menu item.

I am wondering if I also require to install SharePoint Service 2010 to have User Profile Service.

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User Profile Service in not part of SharePoint Foundation only SharePoint Server

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In Standalone mode the User Profile Service Application is NOT provisioned, therefore behavior is appropriate. You do need to re-install SharePoint Server in Farm mode.

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