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I've implemented a Cumulative Update released in 02/2016 into our farm on 3/09/16. I ran the psconfig wizard at night on 3/10 to bring all the servers up to date.

Today I see the some errors/warnings in the "Configuration" section about databases requiring upgrades shown below:

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The list above can be reached by going to Central Admin>Site Content>Review problems and solutions (FYI).

I've checked an article here that talks about upgrading Content DB but these are not Content DBs.

The above screenshot can be reached by navigating to CA and Upgrade and Migration> Review database status.

Does anyone have prior experience or knowledge on how to fix this? Any help would be appreciated.

  • did you run the psconfig using the command line or run through wizard? – Waqas Sarwar MVP Mar 11 '16 at 18:25
  • Last night I ran psconfig -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait which worked and thinking everything will be fine. Today after finding the error, I tried psconfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -force -cmd applicationcontent -install -cmd installfeatures and still same error persists. I'm thinking restarting all servers after a few hours but won't be sure until then. Any other suggestions? – Aspire27 Mar 11 '16 at 18:33
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As you run the command line tool, I would go and run the Psconfig wizard through GUI( as this recommended).

  • PSCONFIGUI.EXE is the UI based configuration wizard which performs several tasks one after the other after installing fixes.
  • PSCONFIG.EXE is the command line tool which gives users granular control over all tasks that are executed and which is therefor often quicker than PSCONFIGUI.EXE.

Why I prefer PSCONFIGUI.EXE over PSCONFIG.EXE

I would go with PsconfigUI 1st, if still not fixed then I would run Get-spprodcut -local, lastly i would try to reset the server.

  • Thanks for the article. I've never used that before so I would need some clarification. You're saying I should try PSConfigUI.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait -cmd applicationcontent -install -cmd installfeatures -cmd secureresources? And should I run this only on the WFE or is this going to be ran on all servers? Please advise. – Aspire27 Mar 11 '16 at 19:37
  • Not command line...go to start all program SharePoint > run the SharePoint Product configuration wizard on alls erver start from Central admin....with the option of dont disconnect this farm and this server will continue host CA... – Waqas Sarwar MVP Mar 11 '16 at 19:41

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