I downloaded the SP2010 Beta from MSDN and was nearly overcome by geek euphoria. I installed in on a clean 64 bit Windows 2008R2 Hyper-V instance.
The first issue I ran into was related to SQL Server 2008. I had installed SP1 but I got prompted that I needed to install SQL Server 2008 SP 1 CU2. I did that an proceeded to install SharePoint Foundation.
I then installed SharePoint 2010. At some point I noticed a message related to the User Profile Application. When the install completed I created the root site collection and was able to browse to it and Central Admin as expected.
My next step was to configure the user profile import from AD. When I navigated to Central Admin> Application Management > Manage Service Applications and clicked on the User Profile Service Application I was presented with the following error message: User Profile Application’s connection is currently not available. The Application Pool or User Profile Service may not have been started. Please contact your administrator”.
Some research pointed me to the following blog post fromTravis Neilson. I followed those steps, reran the configuration wizard but no joy. I was still in the same situation. I decided to delete and recreate the User Application Service Proxy.
I then recreated the User Profile Service Application:
After selecting the menu item the following dialog appeared which is fairly straightforward to configure.
This seemed to resolve the issue and I was able to move on to the next steps. I’m currently working on importing the user profiles from AD. It’s not going well but I’ll post the issues and resolutions when I have resolved them.