User Profile Service administration (SharePoint Server 2010)
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010
The User Profile Service is a shared service in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 that enables the creation and management of user profiles that can be accessed from multiple sites and farms. Administration of User Profile Service applications is much simpler in SharePoint Server 2010 and can be delegated to a service application administrator by the farm administrator. For more information, see About service applications and services (SharePoint Server 2010).
The recommended tasks for administering the User Profile Service are described in the following articles: