When running New-SPConfigurationDatabase I get the following error:

cmdlet New-SPConfigurationDatabase at command pipeline position 1 Supply values for the following parameters: FarmCredentials Passphrase: ***************** New-SPConfigurationDatabase : The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. At line:1 char:1 + New-SPConfigurationDatabase -DatabaseName DEV_SharePoint_Config -DatabaseServer ... + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~ + CategoryInfo : InvalidData: (Microsoft.Share...urationDatabase:
SPCmdletNewSPConfigurationDatabase) [New-SPConfigurationDatabase], COMExce ption + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPCmdletNewSPCon figurationDatabase

Can anyone help me with this?

Thanks, Bob

  • what is your command, could you please share with masking the name...
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Nov 17, 2015 at 21:08

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I found my answer. I had run a script to install the latest CU and it had set some services to disabled and did not set them back to automatic. Thanks for looking at this issue for me.

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