.NET Tutorials, Forums, Interview Questions And Answers
Welcome :Guest
Sign In
Win Surprise Gifts!!!

Top 5 Contributors of the Month
david stephan
Gaurav Pal
Post New Web Links

User Profile Syncronization - Stuck in Progress

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 08, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
Hi all, I have been working to get some of the MySite properties exported to Active Directory (such as thumbnailphoto). Today, I created a new domain service account (sa-sharepointadds) and granted it the nesecarry permissions on the domain. In SP, I configured the User Profile Sync to connect to the domain and do a full sync (import only at this time) which completed correctly. I then enabled exporting a couple of profile properties and started another sync. I saw in the Application Event Log that an error occured, so I used the FIM Sync Service Manager application to view the steps and the errors. I saw that the sync was running with my sa-sharepoint service account which is the Farm account and not the sync account sa-sharepointadds, and that a permission error occured because this account has no rights to modify Active Directory. I went into the User Profile Sync Connection and verified the correct account was in use and it was. I then went to Security > Configure Service Accounts and saw that I needed to change the service account for the User Sync service. I changed it to the sa-sharepointadds account. I went back to User Profile Sync, however my connection had disappeared. I tried to create a new connection and got the error that a sync is already in progress and that I cannot make changes until it finishes. I knew that nothing was currently running, so I did an iis

View Complete Post

More Related Resource Links

Is there a way to undo/remove/delete an active directory user profile syncronization? [SP 2010]


I successfully managed to synchronize the active directory with Sharepoint 2010.  Unfortunately, the farm I was on has different FQDN /Netbios domain names.  So all ~1000 user profiles are now imported with the wrong domain, and the subsequent errors one would expect.


Is there a way to get back to a blank slate?  technet has an article on "resetting" profile synchronization (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff681014.aspx), but that requires being able to verify the GUID of the user profile synchronization database, which I am also unaware of how to do.


Please help, and thank you in advance.

user profile syncronization failed



for a few days i want to connect to active directory.

i have installed sharepoint a few time because i thought i have installed someting wrong.

when you installed a normal sharepoint site with the wizard the user profile syncronisation services is automaticly been created with other stuff.

but this service can't get started.

any suggestions of why it's always failed?



Sharepoint 2010 User Profile Synchronization Stuck On "Synchronizing"

I have configured my User Profile Synchronization. I have configured the synchronization connections, and started the synchronization service. My issue is when I "Start Profile Synchronization", the Profile Synchronization Status is stuck on "Synchronizing". There is no job listed in running jobs, and the job keeps running (I let it run for a daya and a half before I killed it). Nothing in logs or Event Viewer (That I could find). Any suggestions as to why this job never succeds or fails?

User Profile Synchronization Service stuck on starting

I found Ali Mazaheri's blog post on configuring User Profile Service Application and am stuck on step 4 because the Forefront Identity Management Synchronisation and Forefront Identity Manager Service are not started. The later is set to disabled. When I try and set them both to automatic and start them I get these errors in the event log.
Haven't got a clue...this is a SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Server Beta 2 build with SQL 2008 SP1 + CU3 and AD Domain Controller on a single virtual machine.
I've also checked out the MSDN article but no mention of issues here.

Log Name:      Application

Source:        Microsoft Resource Management Service

Date:          18/11/2009 6:54:10 PM

Event ID:      0

Task Category: None

Level:         Error

Keywords:      Classic

User:          N/A

Computer:      SPS2010.sps.spdevwiki.com


Service cannot be started. System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for 'Microsoft.ResourceManagement.WebServices.ResourceManagementServiceHostFactory' threw an exception. ---> System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception ha

User Profile Service Synchronization Service Stuck in "Stopping" State


Have a customer who's UPS Synchronization service is stuck in a "Stopping State"

The UPS service Application has been deleted.  A Stop-SPServiceInstance command has been run and the Get_SPServiceInstance command shows the service is "unprovisioning"

Any ideas on what can be done next to get the service in a stopped state?

can't start User Profile syncronization Service or FIM services


Using 2k8 R2, SQL 2k8 SP1 CU5 and Sharepoint 2010 RC. Standalone install with DC on separate server

Install to vanilla AD - can't do anything until I can get this service running and I can't run it because when I try to start it and I get a screen that lists the Service app - fine - but the service account is greyed out and listing NTAuthority\NetworkService - it demands a password but of course I can't priovide one. Can't select a different Service account because it's all greyed out - even if I create a new managed account and add that as an Admin to the Service Application

FIM services both won't start either -

Out of box install and nothing works - hardly bodes well

Anyway - seen lots of posts on problems with starting this service - anyone found a solution?





User Profile Synchronization Service stuck "Starting"


I've found lots of information in the forum and elsewhere about ways to stop this service, but none are working.  I did the following to try and stop it...

Deleted User Profile Service Application

Stopped User Profile Service

Rebooted both WFEs several times

Ran get-spserviceinstance and the service is 'Disabled'

The User Profile Synchronization Service is still stuck in "Starting"...so what now?!?

User Profile Syncronization in SP 2010 .. just reads starting.


At some point i was in the configuration area for user profile synchronization connections, but for the life of me can't find it now.

I did change the service account for the service and attempted to start it, but now it just reads Starting and I can no longer figure out how I even got into the page that would allow me to add a new connections.   I've rebooted - no luck. I see nothing in the event viewer or timer jobs.


Not able to edit user profile in share point


Hi ,

I am new to share point, and not able to edit user profile data in sharepoint2007. I am getting an error "can't edit the property try with user profile services".

I have ran full crawl still getting the same problem. Also let me know how I can fetch data from Active Directory to share point 2007.



SharePoint BDC - User Profile - 1:Many

Hi everyone, sorry for the long post, but I thought it'd be better to give all the information just in case there's a better way to do this. Basically, here's our scenario, we have a requirement to have Customers searchable in the people search (as in which employee sells to which customers).  We have a sql database with 3 tables: - employees(columns: userid, username, displayname); - customers(columns: customerid, customername); and - employeecustomer(columns userid, customerid) - we also have one view UserCustomer(columns: username, customername) So we've tried to create the BDC Applciation Definition on the view.  Here is the Entity Portion of the Application Definition file: <Entity EstimatedInstanceCount="10000" Name="EmployeeCustomer"> <Properties> <Property Name="Title" Type="System.String">username</Property> </Properties> <Identifiers> <Identifier Name="customer_name" TypeName="System.String" /> <Identifier Name="username" TypeName="System.String" /> </Identifiers> <Methods> <Method Name="Get_EmployeeCustomer_List"> <Properties> <Property Name="RdbCommandText" Type="System.String"><![CDATA[SELECT custo

Profile User Synchronisation Service

Hi, I have a problem to open Profile User Synchronisation. It doesn' work, I tried to verify this problem by opening services.msc but It show an error when I try to restart the service : Error 1068 The service or the groupe of dependency can't be restarted.   Thanks

User profile in Windows 7

I have Windows Server 2003 and when attaching my Windows 7 Professional machine, it will not create the profile. When logging on it loads a temporary file.  I tried changing to local profile but it will not let select it.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

User Profile Service account Write to AD Permissions

I followed this guide here (http://www.harbar.net/articles/sp2010ups.aspx) to provision the UPS service in sharepoint 2010. I found the guide very helpful and informative. Everything is working correctly except for the write back to AD I've followed the steps and have assigned the listed permissions to the UPS service account, however I still get permissiong errors in the FIM GUI Our AD is running in a 2008 environment but is in 2003 mode, so I made sure to add the UPS account to Pre Windows 2000 Compatible access built in group and restart the server so that the new group settings would take affect. Do I need to reprovision the UPS service or something? Or am I missing something completely. (Hopefully the latter lol!) Thanks RKB

User Profile Application Failing in SharePoint 2010 (14.0.4514.1004)

I keep getting the following error "This User Profile Application's connection is currently not available. The Application Pool or User Profile Service may not have been started. Please contact your administrator.". As sugested by Travis at http://blogs.pointbridge.com/Blogs/nielsen_travis/pages/default.aspx I tried commenting the two security nodes, removing its' allowInsecureTransport attributes, and setting then False. As Lionel wrote in his comment I tried also modifying "Central Administration / Application Management / Configure service application associations / Application Proxy Group" of my share point web application. My application pool for User Profile Service Application seems working and User Profile Service status is Started.One thing I remember about my issue, first I tried creating User Profile Service Application I got some error message and tried creating User Profile Service Application again. It gave me some other exception and than I navigated somehow to the "Manage service applications" page and there the desired User Profile Service Application was magically on the list with status Started. I thought - that's great! But when I clicked the User Profile Service Application link I got the nasty red error I mentioned at the beginning. Any ideas?Regards,Dawid Ireno

Customize the User Profile page

I need to add a "link" or "button" to the User Profile page (userdisp.aspx).  In SP2007, I had a custom feature that would forward the user to a custom aspx page, but that doesn't appear to work in 2010.  Is there a recommended method of customizing the User Profile page in 2010?

Retrieving user profile

I am trying to retrieve the user profile details using UserProfileManager class on MOSS 2007 installed machine. I tried with AccountName property using SystemAccount\UserName and  also I passed into  GUID of the known user profile into GetUserProfile method. still I am getting this exception User Not Found: Could not load profile data from the database. any idea?

Custom User Profile Views or Reports

Hi, I'm wondering if it's possible to easily create reports or views for user profiles. For example, I want a list of all user profiles where the picture field is blank, though on other occasions I may want to check if Manager is blank, or Office = Sydney, etc. When in Shared Services Admin the 'View User Profiles' view doesn't give me any options to create a new view, add columns to the view or do anything basically. The standard view I look at just contains Account Name, Preferred Name and Email Address. There must be a way of getting this information out of Central Admin. Thanks, Paul.
ASP.NetWindows Application  .NET Framework  C#  VB.Net  ADO.Net  
Sql Server  SharePoint  Silverlight  Others  All   

Hall of Fame    Twitter   Terms of Service    Privacy Policy    Contact Us    Archives   Tell A Friend