SharePoint 2016 error - Could not find file ManageUserProfileServiceApplicationTenantSimplified.xml

Applaud for you if you are reading this. I assume you were successful in installing the SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview with all the initial hiccups with respect to prerequisites, multiple reboots, and lots of troubleshooting.

So we are in the process of setting up the SharePoint 2016 FARM now.

You will come across a WARNING related to missing ManageUserProfileServiceApplicationTenantSimplifies.xml file. Yes, its a warning and not an error so do not trouble yourself much.

Warning Message
WARNING: Feature ManageUserProfileServiceApplication\feature.xml had failed to 
install for the following reason: Could not find file 'C:\Program Files\Common
 Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\Template\Features\ManageUser
Important Points -

- The error references to a missing Feature XML file from the HIVE folder.

- Error is related to the User Profile Service Application service.

- The file is actually missing and not found in the specified folder path.


This is a known BUG with SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview. So just ignore it for now.

The SharePoint team is definitely working on this and we should see this issue fixed in future releases.