Today’s challenge is to investigate the cause of the User Profile Service failing.  My users recieve the message “Windows could not connect to the User Profile Service” in Citrix or “Failed to connect to a Windows Service” When using RDP.

When trying to restart the “User Profile Service” I recieve the message “The PIPE state is invaild”.

Most websites have sugguested rolling back in the case of Vista, I have not such an Options.

Trouble shooting steps:

  1. Check all event logs for the cause and Google for more background information.
  2. Restart the Server (Does this resolve the issue?) I’ll soon find out.

Looks like a reboot worked!