Event ID 3: Error "/ProfileService.svc does not exist." (AD Profile Import)


I know this is a common Issue. It can be solved when restarting managed metadata service, UserProfile service and UserProfileSync service. (So SharePoint can recreate the endpoint listener in IIS)

WebHost failed to process a request. Sender Information: System.ServiceModel.Activation.HostedHttpRequestAsyncResult/8465037 Exception: System.Web.HttpException (0x80004005): The service '/94af0fd5ed3c4bfbba3db7dd7cc66fbc/ProfileService.svc' does not exist. ---> System.ServiceModel.EndpointNotFoundException: The service '/94af0fd5ed3c4bfbba3db7dd7cc66fbc/ProfileService.svc' does not exist. at System.ServiceModel.ServiceHostingEnvironment.HostingManager.EnsureServiceAvailable(String normalizedVirtualPath, EventTraceActivity eventTraceActivity) at System.ServiceModel.ServiceHostingEnvironment.EnsureServiceAvailableFast(String relativeVirtualPath, EventTraceActivity eventTraceActivity) at System.ServiceModel.Activation.HostedHttpRequestAsyncResult.HandleRequest() at System.ServiceModel.Activation.HostedHttpRequestAsyncResult.BeginRequest() at System.Runtime.AsyncResult.End[TAsyncResult](IAsyncResult result) at System.ServiceModel.Activation.HostedHttpRequestAsyncResult.End(IAsyncResult result) Process Name: w3wp Process ID: 17764

But in our case (SharePoint 2013, SP1) we only have UserProfile Service activated for AD Import. We dont need the Synchronisation Service be active. So i cant resolve this Problem the "normal" way.

My UP listeners are follow:

PS C:\Windows\system32> $upa.Endpoints|%{Write-Host $_.ListenUris;}

http://xxxx:32843/94af0fd5ed3c4bfbba3db7dd7cc66fbc/ProfileService.svc https://xxxx:32844/94af0fd5ed3c4bfbba3db7dd7cc66fbc/ProfileService.svc

The root cause of the Problem is as we know, the missing "ProfileService.svc" File in the WebService IIS Root folder. But this file is only created when UPS is active. So how do i resolve this Error in my environment? How do i remove these endpoints for a good? Any suggestions?

Thanks very much for any reply!

Kind regards,


asked on Stack Overflow Oct 6, 2016 by SharePoint_Dude • edited Oct 6, 2016 by SharePoint_Dude

1 Answer



Sites > SharePoint Web Services > "select UPS ID"

on the bottom click 'content View' ProfileService.svc is missing

So click explore or open C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\15.0\WebServices\Profile"

Copy one of the existing svc files and rename to ProfileService.svc

Replace content with

`<%@ServiceHost Language="c#"

Service="Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.ProfilePropertyService, Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" Factory="Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.ProfilePropertyServiceHostFactory, Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %>`


answered on Stack Overflow Oct 9, 2019 by AH Jamali

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