The User Profile Service is quite something…One day it will work and the next not.
After the April 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 my SharePoint Server User Profile service wouldn’t start or stop.
If I go to the Service Applications it is stuck in a stopping state. The only way to force stop it running the following:
- stsadm -o provisionservice -action stop -servicetype “Microsoft.Office.Server.Administration.ProfileSynchronizationService, Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles, Version=220.127.116.11, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c” -servicename FIMSynchronizationService
Check the Security Token on your server, you can do so by running the following command:
- stsadm -o enumservices
- stsadm -o enumservices > c:services.txt (if you want to export it to a txt file)
After this I then deleted the User Profile Service Application and recreated it.
Hope it helps.