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


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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