SharePoint 2010 Enterprise RTM
Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain
I chose not to use the Farm Configuration Wizard, but instead create my web applications manually.
1. Created a new Web Application.
2. Added a new managed service account.
3. Created a new application pool for this web app.
4. Created a Site Collection for this web app.
The following error occurs when trying to launch the newly created Site Collection:
HTTP Error 503. The service in unavailable.
The application pool is shutdown and the Event Viewer indicates:
Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-User Profiles Service
Date: 4/24/2010 4:58:28 PM
Event ID: 1500
Task Category: None
Windows cannot log you on because your profile cannot be loaded. Check that you are connected to the network, and that your network is functioning correctly.
DETAIL – Unspecified error
Seems like the application pool was having trouble loading the user profile for the service account. Since I had never logged on locally with the service account before, it was unable to find a user profile for it (C:\Users\).
Option 1 – Log on locally with the service account once to create a local profile for it.
Option 2 – Modify the application pool by going into IIS > Application Pools > Right-Click offending app pool > Advanced Settings > Set “Load User Profile” to False.
Haven’t seen any yet… Not sure if SharePoint service accounts need to have local user profiles for anything in particular.