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 that you have installed the latest patch/service pack, and running SharePoint…

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SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard Failed to Connect to the Database Server.

Problem: SharePoint sites crashed suddenly! Found event id 5586 “The target principal name is incorrect. Cannot generate SSPI context.” logged in SharePoint servers. Tried running SharePoint 2013 Products configuration wizard. Received error message:“Failed to connect to the database server. Ensure the database server exists, is a SQL server, and that your have…

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How to Remove a Server (WFE/APP) from SharePoint Farm?

How to remove SharePoint server from farm? As per the Technet article, Remove a server from a farm in SharePoint 2013, Use Add/Remove Programs from “Control Panel” to remove SharePoint 2007/2010/2013 servers from the Farm. Control Panel >> Add/Remove programs >> Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 >> Remove Make sure that the user…

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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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