I'm hoping someone on here can help with this, as I've really been round the houses with this.
Anyway I've attempted to provision the UPS Service App probably 4 times now, each time learning more and more about the common problems.
The last time, I rolled my VM back to just after the installation of SharePoint 2010 binaries, and then ran the PCW and created the farm again from scratch.
I then followed this guide: http://www.harbar.net/articles/sp2010ups.aspx
Everything seemed to work perfectly well, after provisioning UPS I did a couple of iisresets as welll as execadmsvcjobs until I could see the timer job that provisions the FIM services.
These services came up and the following errors were reported in the event log:
The first one is lies, I did start the service and verified it was running, anyway for completeness:
"There are no instances of the User Profile Service started on any server in this farm. Ensure that at least one instance is started on an application server in the farm using the Services on Server page in Central Administration."
This one I have seen constantly on my Farm through various builds:
"An exception occurred when trying to issue security token: An error occurred while receiving t
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