I'm trying to configure User Profile Service Application and it's very complicate. I'm following instructions from this link :


I started User Profile Service Application and its current status is "running".

However, when I try to create new connection, it says that User Profile Service Application is not running and that I shall start the application.

I really dont have any idea how to fix that.

Thank you!


My guess is that your farm account is not local administrator. Check Rational Guide to implementing SharePoint Server 2010 User Profile Synchronization by Spencer Harbar.

Follow these instructions from start to end and everything will be okey. For the given problem check Start the UPS related SharePoint Services section of the article above.

  • Farm account is member of Administrators group. – Anonymous Nov 11 '10 at 10:26
  • :(, some other ideas: Have you followed instructions in the article step-by-step, have you applied August CU? – Toni Frankola Nov 11 '10 at 10:42
  • Yes, i did. I also have applied August CU. Now I'm reading tutorial again. – Anonymous Nov 11 '10 at 12:11

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