Let’s see, I installed the December 2010 CUs for SP 2010 and updated my VMs and host servers with Windows 2008 R2 SP1. Long day…found a bad drive in one of my arrays that was forcing a controller reset degrading the array…that’s another story.
Tried to get into manage the User Profile Service (UPS) application and was met with an error and correlation ID. Found that the User Profile Sync Service wasn’t started (?).
Tried starting it but it appeared that it didn’t want to start.
Checked out the logs from the correlation ID and searched using Google.
Found this blog post.
I had gone through the Forefront issues before and had checked to insure they were running, so I performed an IISRESET. Went back to look at the User Profile Sync Service and it showed to be started.
All I needed was an IISRESET? Maybe it was due to restarting all my servers in an incorrect order after the SP1 update.