Problem: Got this error message when trying to change pass-phrase in a SharePoint 2013 farm:
Solution: Clear SharePoint Configuration cache on all SharePoint Servers! Make sure SharePoint timer job is successfully started after clearing SharePoint configuration cache.
- How to clear configuration cache in SharePoint
- How to Clear SharePoint Configuration Cache using PowerShell
If you still experience the trouble, Delete the timer job and try again with your pass phrase change:
#Get the passphrase change timer job $job = Get-sptimerjob job-admin-passphrase-change #Output to screen $job #Delete the timer job $job.Delete()
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