A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013
A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013 - Book by Saifullah Shafiq

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Starting user profile service

To use user profiles in SharePoint, you have to first start user profile service in central admin site.
1. Go to central admin site, click “System Settings” and then select “Manage services on server”.

Figure 1: Manage services on server
2. Locate “User Profile Service” and start it.
3. After starting user profile service, you will also want to start “User Profile Synchronization Service”.

Figure 2: Start user profile service
When you try to start the sync service, you get following error:
Note: If SharePoint Central Administration is deployed on this machine, you must recycle Internet Information Services after provisioning the User Profile Synchronization Service.

Figure 3: Provide credentials
Enter your credentials and click OK. Restart IIS. You may first have to create service application if you have not already done so.