"Upgrade Required" Status in SharePoint 2013 Central Administration Servers in Farm

Getting "Upgrade Required" error message in SharePoint 2013? Well, Ideally, We have to run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard on the server(s) right after installing the service pack/patches.

In Windows Server 2012, SharePoint updates are part of Windows Server Update. It installs patches but never runs Products configuration wizard automatically! You still have to run psconfig wizard to complete patching!
sharepoint 2013 upgrade required status
SharePoint Patching is a two-step process:
  1. Install the patch binaries
  2. Run psconfig wizard manually.
Launch and run SharePoint configuration wizard to perform the configuration tasks. Once its finished, You should see  "No action Required" message in farm information status instead of upgrade required.
sharepoint 2013 central administration upgrade required
If you get any errors while running psconfig, the next step is to force SharePoint upgrade with this command line:
psconfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -force -cmd applicationcontent -install -cmd installfeatures

If you are using SQL aliases, make sure its configured in Every SharePoint server!

To apply patches on SharePoint 2013, Follow my step by step guide at: SharePoint 2013 Patching Guide - Step by Step


  1. Shouldn't that psconfig command be

    psconfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait -cmd applicationcontent -install -cmd installfeatures -cmd secureresources -cmd services -install -cmd helpcollections -installall -force

    Otherwise, won't psconfig will miss some steps that psconfigui would do automatically?


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