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SharePoint User Profile Sync Service Start Issues

The most difficult to start service can drive you crazy.  These are some things I have encountered and how I fixed them:

The most important step is knowing how to trace while you are starting the service.
Tracing Steps:
Open ULS Viewer for the farm server you are trying to start the service onOpen the Live feed from the logs.  File -> Open from -> ULSFilter by: Category = User ProfilesStart the UPS Sync Service.You will begin to see eventsFor each error, there will be some research necessary.  Fix the error, then re-attempt starting the service. Error: UserProfileApplication.SynchronizeMIIS: Failed to configure MIIS post database
This was an error in a PowerShell profile that was created for All Users.
Resolution:

Open Windows ExplorerNavigate to: C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0Remove any file like: profile.ps1The profile is used by the UPS Sync Provisioning and a custom profile will cause a command to fail.