Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Solving the No User Profile Application available to service the request. Contact your farm administrator error when using Powershell to modify SharePoint 2010 user profiles

SharePoint permissions can be quite tricky – yesterday I stumbled upon an error “No User Profile Application available to service the request. Contact your farm administrator." when trying to update SharePoint 2010 user profiles using Powershell – luckily Steve explained what was wrong “No User Profile Application Available” Mystery in SharePoint 2010.

You have to configure security in 2 different places:

  • Click the administrators button on the Service Applications page and add yourself with Full Control
  • On the same page you will also notice a permissions button to the far right – don’t forget to add your account here as well

3 comments:

Sami Gupta said...

Thhanks Buddy :) Cheers

Sami Gupta said...

Thanks Buddy :)

Anonymous said...

3rd Option is, that you have provisioned a new Instance of UPA in your farm and you use custom settings of Proxy Connections for your Web Application. So you have to go to Central Admin - Manage Web Applications - click on your WebApp - Service Connections. Then you have to check your new Instance of UPA. After that, UPA is available.