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Error while trying to access User Profile Service

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 15, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
Hi, I'm tryiong to setup UPA service but having some issues after running the UPA service.UPA service appears running, but clicking on the link in Central Administration does not take me to the Service Configuration page. Instead Central Admin flashes unknown error. Error log shows error message similar to the following o    User Profile Application Proxy failed to retrieve partitions from User Profile Application: Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileApplicationNotAvailableException: No User Profile Application available to service the request. Contact your farm administrator.     at Microsoft.Office.Server.Administration.UserProfileApplicationProxy.get_ApplicationProperties()     at Microsoft.Office.Server.Administration.UserProfileApplicationProxy.get_PartitionIDs()     at Microsoft.Office.Server.Administration.UserProfileApplicationProxy.IsAvailable(SPServiceContext serviceContext)                34e709d0-90b0-4419-afd0-44aff54ac385 We have a central admin server and two WFE servers. User Profile Application is created on the application pool in central admin server and the Instance (only instance) runs on the Central Admin Server. If anyone has faced the same issue kindly revert back to me. Regards, A

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Whatever I have read about user profiles, all talk is about synchronizing with Ad DS . So does it mean that we can't create users from sharePoint itself & store in user profile services' profile database & which does not exist in AD ? Since configuring user profile service creates profile database.

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