Hi guys I accidentally installed two User Profiles Services, now i can't uninstall one, an d it's stuck on stopping state. Someone can help me? Stuck on stopping

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Firstly, run this:


This will show a list of service Instances. Find your broken Service (Status will be Provisioning or Unprovisioning)

Get the GUID of this Service


$srvc = Get-SPServiceInstance "GUID"

To get rid of a SharePoint Service Application and remove it completely using PowerShell. Here are the PowerShell cmdlets to Help you.

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Viewing Service Applications in the Central Admin Console, it is stuck in a stopped state. The only way to force stop it is by running the following from an elevated PowerShell window:

stsadm -o provisionservice -action stop -servicetype "Microsoft.Office.Server.Administration.ProfileSynchronizationService, Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" -servicename FIMSynchronizationService

Another point to check is the security token on your server. You can do so by running the following command:

stsadm -o enumservices > c:\services.txt (Export results into a file and search, desired SharePoint service application will be disabled)

After this, delete the User Profile Service Application using below command:

Remove-SPServiceApplication "Desired Appliation GUIDE" -RemoveData

In order to get required SharePoint Service Application ID, try below command:


Copy GUIDE of the desired SharePoint Service Application

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