I have encountered this issue on on of our SharePoint 2013 farms, I've googled this issue for days on end and still have not found a solution. I have noticed a lot of people have had this error, but mine seems to be a little different. When running


I get almost every service coming up in the list except for the User Profile Synchronization Service. This means I am unable to stop it via Powershell. I have also tried removing the User Profile service and creating a new one, still no luck so far. Anybody managed to fix this? Thanks.

  • hi, check forefront identity management service working in application server where you running user profile services, and can you tell which user account forefront identity management service running? – adilahmed Oct 30 '15 at 15:18
  • Hi, both Forefront Identity Manager Synchronization Service and Forefront Identity Manager service are both disabled. Are they suppose to be? – user3853001 Oct 30 '15 at 15:30
  • Check User Profile Synchronization Service checklist at User Profile Synchronization Service Stuck on 'Starting' – Mohamed El-Qassas MVP Apr 11 '18 at 20:46

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