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sp2010 user profile service starting, started, two different status in the link, how to fix

Posted By:      Posted Date: April 10, 2011    Points: 0   Category :C#
when click application management-service applications-manage service applications see User Profile service Application STARTING, when click on it, get error:


An unexpected error has occurred.


Troubleshoot issues with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation.

Correlation ID: 42dd77a3-3335-4472-bc38-808b2021c1f2

Date and Time: 4/8/2011 10:52:34 AM


however, when click on services on server, see User Profile service STARTED.

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