I've recently just created a brand new sharepoint 2013 app server and I've been running into the following error in my event log pretty consistently at one hour intervals.

My event log keeps telling me: Database 'Master' on SQL Server instance 'sql-sharepoint' is not empty and does not match current database schema.

When I try and trouble shoot this I'm led all over the place and and can't find any thing that would put me in a position to resolve this issue. I have triple checked the SQL version to be sure that there are indeed no schema problems and I can confirm that my database were is a SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 (Build: 10.50.2500.0) and I've also double checked the collation type of my sharepoint databases and they are using: Latin1_General_CI_AS_KS_WS

  • You sure it telling Master DB having the issue?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Commented Nov 25, 2014 at 17:37
  • what is the Patch Level on app server? did you add app server in exisitng farm?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Commented Nov 25, 2014 at 17:40
  • shareallthepoint.blogspot.com/2013/09/…
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Commented Nov 25, 2014 at 17:52
  • My app server is sp1 slip streamed, and I have not installed the most recent 4 patches. At this point I only have an app server an until I can resolve this issue then I will not be adding any WFE's. Specifically this is the version of sharepoint that I am at: 15.0.4569.1000
    – Marqueone
    Commented Nov 25, 2014 at 19:14

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After a day of pouring over different solutions, we found that the problem wasn't actually with SharePoint, but rather was a problem with our sql server cluster.

After upgrading from SP1 to SP3 this error was resolved.

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