Monday, 5 August 2013

Setup and Start the SharePoint 2013 User Profile Service (UPS)

Start the User Profile Service:

  1. Open "Central Administration"
  2. Login as the SharePoint Install account
    This account must have dbcreate and securityadmin server roles on the SQL Server  {SQL Server 2012 Name}
  3. Click “Manage services on server”, under “System Settings”
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  4. Find "User Profile Service" 
  5. Click "Start", on the right 
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Create the User Profile Service (UPS) Application:

  1. Open "Central Administration"
  2. Click “Manage service applications”, under “Application Management”
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  3. Click "New"
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  4. Select "User Profile Service Application"
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  5. Fill in the related fields
    (If I haven't mentioned the field, it has the default settings)

    a.  Name:  User Profile Service
    b.  Application Pool:  Use existing application pool:  Shared Services
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    c.  Profile Database:
         i.  Database Server:  {SQL Server 2012 Name}
         ii. Database Name:  {Database}_UserProfile
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    d.  Synchronization Database:
         i.  Database Server:  {SQL Server 2012 Name}
         ii. Database Name:  {Database}_UserProfile_Sync
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    e.  Social Tagging Database:
         i.  Database Server:  {SQL Server 2012 Name}
         ii. Database Name:   {Database}_UserProfile_Social  
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    f.  Profile Synchronization Instance: {SharePoint Server Name} (default - current server)
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    f.  My Sites. If you don't have, in this example we done, you can leave it blank, as default.
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  6. Click "Create"
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  7. Click "OK"
  8. See full here: User Profile Service Application Settings

Start the User Profile Synchronization Service:

Make sure the SPFarm account has local admin access to the SharePoint Server the UPS synchronisation will be running on. This then needs to be removed once the synchronisation is complete.
  1. Open "Central Administration"
  2. Click “Manage services on server”, under “System Settings”
     photo UPS9.jpg
  3. Find "User Profile Synchronization Service"
  4. Click "Start", on the right
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  5. Fill in the Share Point Farm account
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  6. Click "OK"

Reset the IIS:

  1. Open "Command Prompt", as Administrator
  2. Type and enter:  iisreset
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  3. Close "Command Prompt"

Create the Profile Synchronization Connection:

  1. Open "Central Administration"
  2. Click “Manage service applications”, under “Application Management”
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  3. Find and Select "User Profile Service"
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  4. Click "Configure Synchronization Connection", under Synchronization
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  5. Click "Create New Connection"
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  6. Fill in the related fields
    (If I haven't mentioned the field, i have left in the default settings.)

    a.  Connection Name:  User Profile Synchronisation
    b.  Forest name:  {DomainName.com} or {DomainName.local}
    c.  Account Name:  Share Point UPSync account
        This account must have "Directory replication rights" in AD (active directory)
    d.  Click "Populate Container"
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    e.  Select the User Accounts you want to add
    f.  Click "OK"

Start the Profile Synchronization for the first time:

  1. Open "Central Administration"
  2. Click “Manage service applications”, under “Application Management”
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  3. Find and Select "User Profile Service"
     photo UPS11.jpg
  4. Click "Start Profile Synchronization", under Synchronization
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  5. Select "Start Full Synchronization"
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  6. Click "OK"
    This will take a few minuets 

30 comments:

  1. This was very helpful. I am setting up a "locked down" compliance stand-alone and cannot figure out how to select only the users and groups I want. The "Populate Container" box will only list so far and no farther. I could not get to RBS groups or users beyond the latter "H". I cannot find any answer on how to work around this....

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    1. Hi,
      Please put precise Domain name to get all objects while pressing "Populate Container" button.

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  2. Great Blog it helped A LOT!!!!

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  3. Great article, very thorough! :)

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  4. Grateful to check out your website, I seem to be ahead to more excellent sites and I wish that you wrote more informative post for us. Well done work.

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  5. very much valuable article to refer at any time .. thanks :-)

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  6. very nice article with straight forward steps.

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  7. what if you delete and recreate the service app and had the box checked "delete data associated with the service applications"? now when I try to recreate it says that DB already exists and won't let me recreate the service app. how do I fix this? thanks

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  8. Thank you so much for your the article. Worth!

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  9. Nice article:)

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  10. Worked great after I upgraded my SharePoint Server to December 2014 CU. We were previously on service pack1 and the service was getting stuck on starting. I found out that the we needed to upgrade to the April 2014 CU to solve the starting issue. The Dec 2014 CU update was successful and the above steps worked straight away.

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  12. Really its a great post. but i have a query like if i create a new UPSA(User Profile Service Application), is there any impact for the existing Share Point groups?

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  13. Wow awesome explanation ...very good in content delivery
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  14. problem in creating new connection in configuring synchronize connections

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  15. Really very nice article...its help me so much...:)

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  16. I'm upgraded to SP1 but the service is still saying Starting. Do I need an update above the SP1 update for this to work? It keeps saying Failed to configure MIIS post database.

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  17. Nice Blog, it was informative. I have a few articles on my blog as well.

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  18. Good and perfect work. Nice article!

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  19. Very nice post. Thank you so much

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  20. Great article. much thanks. Straight to the point. Sorted me out sharpish-like.

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  21. Thank you for the post. Very clear instructions.

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  22. thanks a lot clearly configuration

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  23. in this article explain very clear..thank you

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