I would greatly appreciate any advice on how to stop a running User Profile Synchronization service.
What happened was I successfully installed a MS SharePoint 2010 Enterprise edition with Farm settings. Then I proceed to try and do User Profile Synchronization. I made a mistake by starting a Start Profile Synchronization without creating a Synchronization Connection. So I will get the following message if I try to create a connection:
Cannot navigate to the requested page while User Profile Synchronization is running. Please wait for the current Synchronization run to finish.
I tried stopping the Synchronization service using SharePoint Management Shell, stop-spserviceinstance but still see the error message if try to create a connection.
I have also tried restarting the machine but it didn't work either.
I have also tried iisreset, but that didn't work either.
I have also tried restarting all SharePoint related services but it didn't work either.
So the SharePoint experts out there, any advice or suggestions?
Thanks in advance.