SharePoint Portal 2003 : Error Table does not exist while performing profile import


When we navigate to Manage Profile Database under Site settings of the portal site http://SharePoint2003 and initiate a profile import we get the following error message

Table does not exist

This can happen when the synchronization between the Job/Index server and the farm may have been lost

Resolution:

From SharePoint Central Administration navigate to SharePoint Portal Server –> Configure Portal Topology and then removed Search , Job & Index role from the server

Warning: Search won’t return any results as performing the above step would delete the local indexes.

Update the farm account information one at a time from SharePoint Central Administration –> SharePoint Portal Server –> Configure Farm Account Settings

After successfully updating the farm account settings navigate back to SharePoint Central Administration –> SharePoint Portal Server –> Configure Farm Topology and then assign the following roles back Search, Index and Job role to the server

Perform a full profile import:

Browse to the portal site http://SharePoint2003 –> Click on "Site Settings" –> Click on "Manage Profile Database" –> Click on "Start Full Import"

PS. For the search to return results Initiate a Full Crawl on the Portal Content and then Non-Portal Content

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