Problem: Got this error message when trying to change pass-phrase in a SharePoint 2013 farm:
Set-SPPassPhrase: Error deploying administration application pool credentials. Another deployment may be active. an object of the type Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPMasterPassphraseDeploymentJobDefinition named “Job-admin-passphrase-change” already exists under the parent Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPTimerJobService named “SPTimerV4”. Rename your object or delete the existing object.
Clear SharePoint Configuration Cache on all SharePoint Servers! Make sure the SharePoint timer job is successfully started after clearing the 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 passphrase change:
#Get the passphrase change timer job $job = Get-sptimerjob job-admin-passphrase-change #Output to screen $job #Delete the timer job $job.Delete()
You may face this issue when you try to use: Set-SPManagedAccount cmdlet as well.