Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack is a SharePoint Architect with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and experiences with the SharePoint community, through his real-world articles!

7 thoughts on “User Profile Synchronization Service Stuck at “Starting” – Solution

  • July 20, 2020 at 6:03 PM

    This is an older post but one thing not listed is to delete the ProfileSynchronizationSetupJob. Then use powershell to stop the UPS instances, verify they are stopped in central admin and finally delete the certificates. Then you can restart the services again in CA and it should work.

  • August 17, 2015 at 8:04 AM

    I followed under given URL which saved lot of my time. It is a very detailed article which also provided information about the user registration on Active Directory too. Hope this might help someone else to same few minutes.

  • October 7, 2013 at 1:37 AM

    Unfortunately neither this blog nor harbar’s has helped us. Nothing seems to work. Once the miisclient program is started, what then? Where do you “delete” “Certificates” (figured this one out) but *when* do you delete the certificates? When UPSS hangs on start again? After deleting the UPS and starting over? There are about a dozen and half FIM Certs in Trusted Root with ridiculous dates. Delete which ones, or all?!? This was a fresh VM, but now has at least half a dozen SP re-installs because of this problem. Also the [email protected]#$ Feed Cache is spewing errors on all SP2013 installs. I see why people are not liking 2013. Where is the straight-forward, checklist to “do this,” “do this,” then “do this?” Apologies for venting here, but I have to demo this t*rd on Wednesday…

    • October 22, 2015 at 1:49 PM

      Open a MMC Console and add the Certificates Snap Inn.

    • February 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM

      Delete all of the FIM Certs in the personal store to fix “Stuck on Starting”. If recreating the Service, then get them form the three locations noted above

  • March 14, 2013 at 4:19 AM

    So thanks very much your article, I have same issues and take time research much….I appreciate your help

  • December 14, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Please refer to this flawless blog


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