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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 on Open the Live feed from the logs.  File -> Open from -> ULS Filter by: Category = User Profiles Start the UPS Sync Service. You will begin to see events For 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 Explorer Navigate to: C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0 Remove any file like: profile.ps1 The profile is used by the UPS Sync Provisioning and a custom profile will cause a command to fail.