Sunday, September 30, 2012

Issue: SharePoint 2013 Configuration Wizard Failure

SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard:  Configuration Failed
Error referencing Step 3:  "Failed to Create the Configuration Database"

Environment Observed
SharePoint 2013 Preview
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1

I searched the Web for blog posts referencing this error, there were quite a few.  I verified the service accounts settings and the SQL Server configurations (Kalil, 2012).  I ran the psconfig command below from PowerShell, from the BIN directory.  After this cmdlet completed, I ran the Configuration Wizard again and the Wizard was successful.

psconfig.exe -cmd configdb create SkipRegisterAsDistributedCacheHost user %domain\service account% password %password% passphrase %password%
(Spiffy, 2012)


Khalil, G. (July, 2012).  Installing SharePoint 2013 Preview on Windows 2012 Server with SQL 2012-Part 2.  Retrieved September 30, 2012 from http://sharepointgeorge.com/2012/installing-sharepoint-2013-preview-windows-2012-server-sql-2012part-2.

MSDN (2012).  Max degree of parallelism Option.  Retrieved September 30, 2012 from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181007(v=sql.105).aspx.

Spiffy (August, 2012).  3 Steps to Setup your SharePoint 2013 Preview.  Retrieved September 30, 2012 from http://spiffy.sg/developers/3-steps-to-setup-your-sharepoint-2013-preview.

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