When I go to "Manage Servers in Farm" from Central Admin, I see a red alert that says "Upgrade Required" against web front end. When I run the stsadm command

stsadm.exe -o localupgradestatus

, I get the following output:

    <status>Needs Upgrade</status>

[0] content database(s) encountered.
[0] content database(s) still need upgrade or cannot be upgraded.
[0] site collection(s) are contained in the content databases.
[0] site collection(s) still need upgrade.
[1] other objects encountered, [1] of them still need upgrade or cannot be upgraded.

I Tried psconfig command :

psconfig -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait

and the result was:

SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard version 15.0.4569.1503. Copyright (C) M icrosoft Corporation 2012. All rights reserved.

The upgradebootstrap command is invalid or a failure has been encountered.
An error has occurred while validating the configuration settings.  An exception of      
type System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException was thrown. Additional exception in
formation: The EXECUTE permission was denied on the object 'proc_GetProductVersions',    
database 'SharePoint_Config', schema 'dbo'.

Can anyone tell me what I need to do?

  • Hello, did you ever get a solution for this. I'm having the same issue just with an application server running search services.
    – John G
    Commented Jun 2, 2016 at 14:56

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I know this is an old question, but one of mine did this too. It worked on my test server, then I got this on our production server. I may have not ran the prompt as administrator, so when I tried again in as admin it worked.

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