The Sharepoint Server 2013 Configuration Wizard fails for me in Step 8 and returns the following error:

"Failed to create sample data. An Exception of type System.NullReferenceException was thrown. Additional exception information:Object Reference not set to an instance of an object"

My current situation:

  • Not an upgrade. Clean installation.
  • Dev environment (no internet)
  • Server2012 318GB Free space
  • Sharepoint Server 2013 Product Version: 15.0.4571.1502
  • SQL 2008

I have tried:

• Looking for the Analytic_ folder to share (there is no such folder). I even searched the entire C: for *Analytics. I searched the registry as well for Analytics

• Ran Wizard as Admin

• Made sure AppFabric Caching Service SQL Server Agent for SharePoint database were running and then ran psconfig.exe -cmd Configdb Create SkipRegisterAsDistributedCacheHost in powershell and the error states that psconfig.exe is not recognized

• Checked for latest updates (even though I am in a dev environment)

Please assist.

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