I'm getting crazy trying to activate UPSS in my environment. First I tried to use SharePoint Active Directory Import in order to synchronize my AD users to SP. After reading some articles concerning problems with user images I tried to switch to SharePoint Profile Synchronization.
I managed to get UPS and UPSS running, but immediately after starting UPSS my Profile Synchronization Status gets into "synchronizing" mode (even if there is no connection yet).
I stopped the timer job to be able to create a connection and restarted it. However nothing happens. State is "synchronizing" again but it's just stuck. MIIS doesn't show any updates as well. When trying to click on "stop" it will try stopping forever and I have to kill UPSS again.
What I already tried:
- IIS reset
- Restart UPS and UPSS
- Start UPSS on another SharePoint Server
- Restart timer job
As soon as I switch back to SharePoint Active Directory Import everything works fine again. However I want to import users profile images so I have to use SharePoint Profile Synchronization.
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- SharePoint 2013 Enterprise (all Updates installed)
- 1 Application Server
- 1 WebFrontEnd Server
- 1 SQL Server (2012)
- 1 OWA Server
Here you can see how it looks. The users already listed are from the first connection (SharePoint Active Directory Import)