I'm trying to install SP1 on my SharePoint 2013. But when I run the .exe I got error while detection.

Do you have any ideas ?

I checked the OPatchInstall log, but I can't find anything because it's too huge.

Edit: Server is W2008R2. Only 1 server with SharePoint 2013 and SQL Server. Current version is : 15.0.4420.1017 (RTM). And I'm trying to install the kb2880552.

When I try to install March2013PU and October2013CU or directly SP1, I still got the same error "error occured while running detection process". I tried foundation updates and server updates, no luck.

When I use PowerShell to detect which product is installed, I got this two IDs : 9ff54ebc-8c12-47d7-854f-3865d4be8118 b7d84c2b-0754-49e4-b7be-7ee321dce0a9

These IDs refer to "Foundation 2013" and "Server 2013".

  • what is the error you get. Commented Mar 25, 2015 at 13:37
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    "Error while detection process" just after I accept the licence and press next
    – Nico
    Commented Mar 25, 2015 at 13:38
  • What version are you running on right now? RTM? How many servers in the farm? Commented Mar 25, 2015 at 13:41
  • is your win server 2008 R2 with SP1. and are you installing an update SP1 for your already installed Sharepoint 2013 Commented Mar 25, 2015 at 13:42
  • yes 2008R2 SP1, sp2013 already installed (edit question)
    – Nico
    Commented Mar 25, 2015 at 13:46

3 Answers 3


See the article How To: Detect the Installed SKU of SharePoint 2010 on MSDN. It has a list of GUIDs for each SKU:

BEED1F75-C398-4447-AEF1-E66E1F0DF91E: SharePoint Foundation 2010     
1328E89E-7EC8-4F7E-809E-7E945796E511: Search Server Express 2010       
B2C0B444-3914-4ACB-A0B8-7CF50A8F7AA0: SharePoint Server 2010 Standard    Trial 3FDFBCC8-B3E4-4482-91FA-122C6432805C: SharePoint Server 2010       Standard 88BED06D-8C6B-4E62-AB01-546D6005FE97: SharePoint Server 2010    Enterprise Trial D5595F62-449B-4061-B0B2-0CBAD410BB51: SharePoint       Server 2010 Enterprise BC4C1C97-9013-4033-A0DD-9DC9E6D6C887: Search      Server 2010 Trial 
08460AA2-A176-442C-BDCA-26928704D80B: Search Server    2010 
84902853-59F6-4B20-BC7C-DE4F419FEFAD: Project Server 2010 Trial     
ED21638F-97FF-4A65-AD9B-6889B93065E2: Project Server 2010       
926E4E17-087B-47D1-8BD7-91A394BC6196: Office Web Companions 2010

You can look for these within the registry key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\WSS\InstalledProducts.

You can also use the PowerShell command get-spfarm | select Products to output GUIDs for the installed SKUs.

For 2013 you can see the information about the SharePoint products installed under System Settings -> Manage servers in the farm

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    When I use PS command, it outputs two IDs : 9ff54ebc-8c12-47d7-854f-3865d4be8118 and b7d84c2b-0754-49e4-b7be-7ee321dce0a9. And I'm using SharePoint 2013, while in your answer you provides infos for SP2010. And it seems like both Foundation and Server are installed ... i don't understand
    – Nico
    Commented Mar 25, 2015 at 19:29

There is something wrong during the SharePoint installation. You need to repair SharePoint then extract SP1 again before installing it.

Regards, -T.s

  • Yes, that's possible. I would like to test installing each patche manually. But sadly, I was asked to stop this subject for now ... So I'll comeback later to give feedbacks.
    – Nico
    Commented Mar 31, 2015 at 8:30

Repairing your SharePoint should definitely will resolve your issue.

You check the following article from tech-net article.

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