I need your help regarding one weird issue. I have two 2012 Datacenter WinServers acting like WFE & APP and one separate 2012 SQL Server for databases with instance, alias, properly enabled TCP/IP and so on, that actually holds databases from another two SP 2013 environments as well.
I downloaded latest SP 2013 Foundation SP1 from Microsoft site, install binaries, run first graphical configuration wizard, create new farm and Central Administration was automaticaly launched. However, that's all. The End. Nothing else can be done.
I cannot apply language pack, I cannot apply patch for search or create search service at all (PowerShell or wizard), every try to run pscofing ends with locked databases, unaccessible CA and stopped services (OK, Search service configuration ends with time-out and than services are stopped...) Not the worse thing, let's continue.
The situation is the same on both servers, so no exception just for one environment, but both are virtuals from the same image. Than, I tried to install own SQL Express on the server with APP role, (just for tests, because original SQL server contains a lot of other databases, it is remote and already holds config dbs from previous attempts) and the result was the same - even there psconfig failed, even without any additional configuration change. I tried to:
- clean the cache (with whole process that belongs to this operation)
- restart servers
- hit an iisreset many times
- manualy start the services
- use stsadm -o setproperty -pn command-line-upgrade-running cmd
- checked service accounts on "Log on" tabs & IIS pool accounts
- checked DB rights & roles
- checked "Farm configuration wizard" on-time jobs (none)
- did the installation three times
- use Stsadm -o updatefarmcredentials cmd (just for sure, I already checked all accounts and I am logged to server under one of theese, so passwords works)
Operations started by an earlier run of the Farm Configuration Wizard are still in progress. You must wait for those operations to complete before running the wizard again. You can monitor the status of these operations by looking at the "Farm Configuration Wizard" timer job on the Timer Job Status page in the Monitoring section of Central Administration.
Message for task upgrade is An exception of type Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration. SPUpdatedConcurrencyException was thrown. Additional exception information: An update conflict has occurred, and you must re-try this action. The object SPUpgradeSession Name=Upgrade-20150505-133224-212 was updated by (account), in the PSCONFIG (3752) process, on machine (name). View the tracing log for more information about the conflict.
... and PSCDiagnostic log shows something similar to this:
This local server is joined to a farm. Attempt to upgrade administration content database SPContentDatabase Name=SP_CA_Content Returning SchemaVersion [220.127.116.11] for Database SP_CA_Content, Status = Online. Returning SchemaVersion [18.104.22.168] for Database SP_CA_Content, Status = Online. UpgradableBuildBypassInternal = 0 UpgradableBuildBypass = 0 Returning SchemaVersion [22.214.171.124] for Database SP_CA_Content, Status = Online. Returning SchemaVersion [126.96.36.199] for Database SP_CA_Content, Status = Online. UpgradableBuildBypassInternal = 0 UpgradableBuildBypass = 0 CanUpgrade [SPContentDatabase Name=SP_CA_Content] returned: True. 0 Returning SchemaVersion [188.8.131.52] for Database SP_CA_Content, Status = Online. Returning SchemaVersion [184.108.40.206] for Database SP_CA_Content, Status = Online. NeedsUpgrade [SPContentDatabase Name=SP_CA_Content] returned: False. calling Prejoined farm level actions. Entering upgrade for [SPPrejoinedFarm] Delegate [Microsoft.SharePoint.Search.Upgrade.SPSearchServiceSequence2] returned not applicable for [SPPrejoinedFarm]. Delegate [Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Upgrade.SearchServiceSequence2] returned not applicable for [SPPrejoinedFarm]. CanUpgrade [SPPrejoinedFarm] returned: True. [SPTree Value=SPPrejoinedFarm] added to dependency cache by lookup [SPPrejoinedFarm] IsGrown=False IsRoot=True IsLeaf=True. NeedsUpgrade [SPPrejoinedFarm] returned: False. Skip upgrading [SPPrejoinedFarm]. Exiting upgrade for [SPPrejoinedFarm]. Elapsed Time=[00:00:00] Using local farm SPFarm Name=SP_Config.
... and what confuse me as well are the build numbers, I’m installing 15.0.4569.1506, not something like .146… Event log is clean (beside theese two messages). Also good to be mentioned: this is clean new installation, not upgrade or migration.
Google or stackexchange gives me a lot of (2010) articles where clearing the cache or password for account helps, but not in my case :( What I overlooked? I will be glad for any suggestions, thank you.