I have an intranet farm with 2 application, 3 WFE servers there is user profile service running in 3 servers one app and in 2 wfe servers.

In central administraton>Manage service applications user profile service application status showing starting and I cannot create new synchronization connections. enter image description here

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Run the following:

$sa = Get-SPServiceApplication | ?{$_.TypeName -match 'Profile'}
$sa.Status = 'Online'
  • i get the above error please check The property 'Status' cannot be found on this object. Verify that the property exists and can be set. At line:1 char:1 + $sa.Status = 'Online' + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (:) [], RuntimeException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PropertyAssignmentException
    – adilahmed
    Commented Nov 5, 2018 at 4:48
  • service status showing online and provisioning
    – adilahmed
    Commented Nov 5, 2018 at 4:50

There is a really fantastic article written by harbar for sp 2010 which applies even to 2016 on this topic . Go through the list of steps in it and it will almost always fix the issue for you - http://www.harbar.net/articles/sp2010ups2.aspx

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