Error on manage user properties page–your search encountered an error

Hi all!

A colleague, told me that he was facing an strange error in when he tried to modify some user properties in a SharePoint Server 2013 – he got the following message “Your search encountered an error. If the problem persists, contact the portal site administrator”

Firstly, I checked search but I saw no errors in there – it seems that the error description is not really guiding you in the correct direction. The solution was as simply as starting the ForeFront Identity Manager Service in the services CMD.

Cheers!

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