Problem: Trying a add a server to SharePoint 2013 farm, after a passphrase reset. Got this error message.
Failed to connect to the configuration database:
An exception of type System.ArgumentException was thrown. Additional exception information: Error during decryption. Ensure the passphrase is correct.
- Double-checked my pass phrase is correct. If my pass phrase is wrong, I should get this error message: "The passphrase you entered is incorrect. Please try again" - But I didn't receive any such!
- Verified the pass-phrase change timer job's last run time:
Get-SPTimerJob -Identity job-admin-passphrase-change | Format-Table -Property DisplayName,Id,LastRunTime,Status
- Tried restarting SharePoint Timer job and SharePoint Administration services in CA server
- Made sure the account I logged in is a Farm Admin account with Security Admin, DB Creator roles in SQL Server and Local administrator in the server I'm trying to add.
Clear SharePoint Configuration Cache on ALL SharePoint servers! and rerun the configuration wizard in the new server!!
How to Clear SharePoint Configuration Cache using PowerShell
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