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Unable to start user profile synchronization service

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Hello, I have the following problem. user profile synchronization service doesn't start up, with the following error in log: The service encryption keys could not be found. User Action Verify that the service account has permissions to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Forefront Identity Manager\2010\Synchronization Service If the problem persists, run setup and restore the encryption keys from backup. Permissions for registry are availabele. Thank you.    

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Keywords:      Classic

User:          N/A

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