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.“ Tried Running the PSconfig upgrade using the command line, but that too failed: psconfig -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait On scanning…

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“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 the Products configuration wizard automatically! You…

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SharePoint 2013 Patch (Service Pack-CU-Hotfix) Installation Guide – Step by Step

So you want to maintain your SharePoint environment healthy, secure, stable, and up to date by installing the latest patches? Well, this article walks through the various steps involved in installing patches for your SharePoint 2013 environment. SharePoint 2013 patching best practices Before proceeding, let’s consider some of the best practices for…

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The installation of this package failed – Error in SharePoint 2013 Hotfix Installation

During a planned quarterly maintenance window, wanted to patch SharePoint 2013 servers with available hotfixes and cumulative updates (CU). As the first step, From the Microsoft site, https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdates/sharepoint-updates requested hotfixes, received an E-mail with hotfix links, downloaded those hotfixes, and extracted them to individual folders as in the below screen. When trying…

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Configuration Failed – Failed to connect to the configuration database: Error during decryption. Ensure the passphrase is correct.

Problem: Trying to add a server to SharePoint 2013 farm, after a passphrase reset. Got this error message.Configuration Failed 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. Troubleshooting: Double-checked my passphrase is correct. If my…

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Some Farm Products and patches were not detected on this or other servers – Fix

After patching a SharePoint 2013 Farm, attempted running the SharePoint Products configuration wizard and receive this error message: “Error: Some farm products and patches were not detected on this or other servers.  If products or patches are missing locally, you must quit this program and install the required products and patches on…

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Database is in compatibility range and upgrade is recommended – Solution

Problem:  After a service pack upgrade in SharePoint 2013, database status under  Central Admin >> Upgrade & Migration >> Review database status – turned into “Database is in compatibility range and upgrade is recommended” Solution: In most cases, this message simply means, You have installed the latest patch/service pack, and running SharePoint…

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PSConfig Wizard Configuration Failed: An Update Conflict has occurred, and you must re-try this action. An exception of type Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPUpdatedConcurrencyException was thrown

During Service pack 3 patching on MOSS 2007, SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard ended with Error: Configuration Failed “An exception of type Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPUpdatedConcurrencyException was thrown“, An Update Conflict has occurred, and you must re-try this action. Checked the Update Log file: There is a log event with “An update conflict has…

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SharePoint Configuration wizard stuck and never ending when applying service pack. “SyncUpgradeTimerJob: sleeping for 10 seconds” in Upgrade.log

I was doing a SharePoint 2007 SP3 upgrade, After installing the binaries, I ran SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard. The wizard runs through and then gets stuck on “Performing configuration task 8 of 9”. It hung for 8 hours! I looked in the upgrade.log, The log was full of thousands of…

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Do not delete Files in “C:\Windows\installer” On SharePoint Servers!

Never delete the Install cache folder %windir%\installer to free up some disk space. This will cause serious problems during service pack upgrades!  In one of my cases, It happened. The installer folder was deleted and when I tried installing Service pack 2, It scolded me with this error: “The detection failed, this…

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