Missing User Profile Synchronization Service

I ran into an issue where I was missing the User Profile Synchronization Service from one of my SharePoint servers in the farm.  I could see all other services (e.g. User Profile Service), but running a Get-SPServiceInstance -Server SPServer did not display the User Profile Synchronization Service, nor did Central Administration -> Services on Server.

To resolve this particular issue, just run:



  1. I know this post is old, but just wanted to say thanks. I am installing SP2013 and ran into lots of issues where UPS service was missing. Could not find anything on the internet until I saw your post helped me resolve it.

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