ok I'll do my best to explain but I've hit so many obstacles and gone round in circles it may end up being bullet points!
I suspect UPS sync is not doing it's thing. I see this status on the user profile page in central admin:
Profile Synchronization Settings
User Profile Sync is not currently provisioned.
Synchronization Schedule (Incremental) Every day at 01:00 a.m.
So I start to see what I need to do to get it up and runing.
I try to click create connection but get "unable to navigate to that page while sync in progress"
I read some more I see that sp2010 uses FIM to do syncs. I check the 2 services - both disabled. I enable them and set logon to be the farm account.
I reset IIS
Back to the screen, still can't create a connection.
Back to services and realise I hadn't started them FIM service and FIM sync service... so I try
Cannot start service error 2 file cannot be found
back to Google to read that the UPS service should be stopped before trying to start FIM services.
Can't stop the service - the service cannot accept control messages at this time.
am I in and endless loop? help!
SP enterprise upgraded (in place) from MOSS 2007.
1x WFE 1 x SQL Server (different servers)