I received the following message:
“Could not start the user profile service service”
In the system tray once logged in to the administrator user on windows sbs 2008.
When logging in as a non-administrator, I got the message:
“Please Wait For The User Profile Service”
Displayed for quite some time, before being able to see a black desktop with blank profile.
To fix it, after spending ages looking, I did the following:
Right click command prompt and run as administrator.
Then I rebooted the server as required, and the issue went away.
The issue occurred after performing windows updates, I am not sure which one kicked it off.
Hope this saves you some time!