SharePoint Products Configuration Failed: Unable to create a Service Connection Point in the current Active Directory domain. Verify that the SharePoint container exists in the current domain and that you have rights to write to it.

Problem:
After applying a service pack, Ran SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard. It failed with this error message: “An exception of type microsoft.sharepoint.postsetupconfiguration.postsetupconfigurationtaskexception was thrown. additional exception information: Failed to upgrade SharePoint Products.

An exception of type microsoft.sharepoint.postsetupconfiguration.postsetupconfigurationtaskexception was thrown. additional exception information: Failed to upgrade SharePoint Products.

Tried Running the PSconfig upgrade using the command line, but that too failed: psconfig -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait
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On scanning the log file it generated, found this error message:
Unable to create a Service Connection Point in the current Active Directory domain. Verify that the SharePoint container exists in the current domain and that you have rights to write to it.

Unable to create a Service Connection Point in the current Active Directory domain.

Solution:

Although, creating a service connection point container will resolve the problem, that requires me to have Active Directory administrator rights! Which is not possible In my case, and we don’t want to track SharePoint installations as of now!

So, What’s the solution? Run this command line: 
psconfig -cmd upgrade -inplace v2v -passphrase “Type your Farm Pass Phrase” -wait
This time, the upgrade completed successfully!

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack is a SharePoint Architect with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and experiences with the SharePoint community, through his real-world articles!

4 thoughts on “SharePoint Products Configuration Failed: Unable to create a Service Connection Point in the current Active Directory domain. Verify that the SharePoint container exists in the current domain and that you have rights to write to it.

  • January 7, 2021 at 6:51 PM

    psconfig -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -passphrase -wait

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  • July 10, 2019 at 3:05 AM

    psconfig -cmd upgrade -inplace v2v -passphrase -wait

    Command is not working.

    The inplace parameter specified with the upgrade command is invalid.

    Reply
  • October 6, 2017 at 10:27 PM

    psconfig -cmd upgrade -inplace v2v -passphrase …

    Command not working

    Reply
  • July 26, 2017 at 9:05 PM

    Do remember which service pack causes this issue? Was it permanent? Do you have to use the command line from now on? Thanks for your solution, it worked for me. However, I did run into the same error and after running the command line a second time, I was successful.

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