SharePoint 2010: User Profiles – You receive an error – "An unexpected error has occurred." when you try to browse to the page to Manage a newly created User Profile Service Application


 

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You create a new User Profile Service Application and try browsing to the Manage link for the User Profile Service Application, this page might fail with the following error,

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If you filter on the “User Profiles” category in the ULS Logs, you should see these errors:

UserProfileServiceUserStatisticsWebPart:LoadControl failed,
Exception: System.IO.FileLoadException: The located assembly’s manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131040)
at Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileConfigManager.InitializeIlmClient(String ILMMachineName, Int32 FIMWebClientTimeOut)
at Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileConfigManager..ctor(UserProfileApplicationProxy userProfileApplicationProxy, Guid partitionID)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.WebControls.UserProfileServiceStatisticsWebPartBase.LoadControl(Object sender, EventArgs e)       

UserProfileServiceAudienceStatisticsWebPart:LoadControl failed,
Exception: System.IO.FileLoadException: The located assembly’s manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131040)
at Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileConfigManager.InitializeIlmClient(String ILMMachineName, Int32 FIMWebClientTimeOut)
at Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileConfigManager..ctor(UserProfileApplicationProxy userProfileApplicationProxy, Guid partitionID)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.WebControls.UserProfileServiceStatisticsWebPartBase.LoadControl(Object sender, EventArgs e)

UserProfileServiceImportStatisticsWebPart:LoadControl failed,
Exception: System.IO.FileLoadException: The located assembly’s manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131040)
at Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileConfigManager.InitializeIlmClient(String ILMMachineName, Int32 FIMWebClientTimeOut)
at Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileConfigManager..ctor(UserProfileApplicationProxy userProfileApplicationProxy, Guid partitionID)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.WebControls.UserProfileServiceStatisticsWebPartBase.LoadControl(Object sender, EventArgs e)

This is an expected behaviour if the User Profile Synchronization Service is started on the SharePoint server hosting Central Administration. A recycle of IIS services is required to get this working. This is actually mentioned on the page that is displayed when starting the “User Profile Synchronization Services”.

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