Configuring the User Profile Service in SharePoint 2010 - errors and issues

Possible issues and errors:

"This User Profile Application’s connection is currently not available. The Application Pool or User Profile Service may not have been started. Please contact your administrator"

  1. An iisreset is the first thing to do!

You are having problem getting the User Profile Syncronization started and can't get the Forefront Indentity Manager services to run.

"ERR: MMS(4828): libutils.cpp(10475): RegQueryValueEx of Server failed with 2
BAIL: MMS(4828): libutils.cpp(10477): 0x80070002 (The system cannot find the file specified"

  1. Make sure the farm account you entered when installing SharePoint has all the needed access/rights in AD: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee721049(office.14).aspx . The issues is also discussed here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ilm2/thread/db5bb837-1e95-4b50-9441-8bb37f4f0ee3/
  2. A manual fix to the problem can be found here: http://itgoran.com/index.php/2010/05/09/the-system-cannot-find-the-file-specified-the-server-encountered-an-unexpected-error-and-stopped-fim-2010-solved

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