Tuesday, 19 August 2014

SharePoint 2013 – Resolving UserProfileImportJob errors

Came across this issue whereby the ‘UserProfileImportJob’ was throwing out a lot errors in the event viewer. See example below.

The Execute method of job definition Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileImportJob (ID d8644501-7ee7-49bb-aa27-1da0cf1bd1ba) threw an exception. More information is included below.

There was no endpoint listening at http://PSL:5725/ResourceManagementService/MEX that could accept the message. This is often caused by an incorrect address or SOAP action. See InnerException, if present, for more details.


On investigation, it was determined that the 'Forefront Identity Manager Service' was not  running.


Restarted this service and all started working smoothly!!


  1. Hi PJ,

    Just wanted to say thanks for posting this... it has saved me a lot of time in a DEV VM environment that was built for me the other day.

    Thanks again


    1. Glad this helped Giles. Hope you are well. Perhaps we can catch up at the next conference.


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