I was installing SharePoint 2010 beta in Windows server 2008 x64. Everything went fine till installation and when I run configuration wizard it thrown the following exception at step 8:
“An exception of type Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileException was thrown. Additional exception information: The request channel timed out while waiting for a reply after 00:00:19.9589870. Increase the timeout value passed to the call to Request or increase the SendTimeout value on the Binding. The time allotted to this operation may have been a portion of a longer timeout.”
Then I run the central administration site and it was working fine. But when I tried to run default site (at port 80), it was breaking. So I tried to find out the issue and finally found that it’s an timeout issue. The problem is that the user profiling WCF service was timed out. To fix this I increased the timeout value in the file “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\WebClients\Profile\client.config”. The modification was in the following lines.
<binding name="ProfileServiceHttpsBinding" receiveTimeout="00:00:20" sendTimeout="00:00:20" openTimeout="00:00:20" closeTimeout="00:00:20">
In the above code snippet the timeout value is 20 sec. You can change it some other values (more than 20 secs). I had put 3 minutes as shown below:
<binding name="ProfileServiceHttpsBinding" receiveTimeout="00:03:00" sendTimeout="00:03:00" openTimeout="00:03:00" closeTimeout="00:03:00">
After changing the timeout value I had run the configuration wizard again and found the issue resolved.