If you add or edit an user property (in the User Profile Service – UPS), you can map a term set.
Surprisingly, the list box will be empty, even if you are full admin of the Managed Metadata Service (MMS) :
How to fix it :
– Navigate to “Application Management” > “Manage Service Application”.
– Select the line “Managed Metadata Service Connection“, and click on “Properties” :
– Check “This service application is the default storage location for column specific term sets”. and click on “OK”.
Now, you are able to browse MMS and choose a term set for your profile property :
Are there any side effect ?If your SharePoint farm hosts only one MMS, it should be OK. In a rare case where you have to deal with other MMS, you should check how these services are configured. You might have to change proxy associations for these service applications.