Wednesday, January 30, 2013

SharePoint User Profile Service - method not found exception

While trying to access user profile service application in few machines, there came this exception

Method not found: 'Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPIdentifierType Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPAce`1.get_BinaryIdType()'

we were unable resolve by re provisioning the service application, restarting the timer jobs and restarting the servers. As this exception arises from a SharePoint assembly, looked at the version of the server and found it is SharePoint 2010 RTM version.

It requires following updates to resolve the issue

Don't forget to run the PSConfig wizard after installing Service pack and cumulative updates.

Re-provision the User profile service application and proceed.