I've read Clayton post this regarding UPS in another post:
It's not "can," but rather MUST . You _must _ log in to the machine locally as the User Profile Service Application administrative account, which should be the farm account.
Silly question, but does this mean log on locally physically? I'm presuming if I assign the "log on locally" right to the account, than I can still use Remote Desktop to access the server and set up UPS and it will work?
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