I ran Add-SPDistributedCacheServiceInstance and the status is down ?

Service Name            Service Status Versio
                                       n Info
------------            -------------- ------
AppFabricCachingService DOWN           3 [3,3

and AppFabricCachingService in Services is disabled?

  • Is appfabrice service is really running? Check services console on the servers – Waqas Sarwar MVP Apr 27 '17 at 22:22

Try the following:

  • Open services > find AppFabricCachingService.
  • Right click and check properties,
  • Change disabled to automatic
  • Open SharePoint Powershell as administrator


$instanceName ="SPDistributedCacheService Name=AppFabricCachingService" 

$serviceInstance = Get-SPServiceInstance | ? {($_.service.tostring()) -eq $instanceName -and ($_.server.name) -eq $env:computername} 
  • Try to run Use_CacheCluster
  • Run Get-CacheHost
  • The service status should be now UP
  • the health analyzer continue showing Distributed cache service is not enabled in this deployment – Aashirya Apr 27 '17 at 22:19
  • try to click on reanalyze at the above ribbon !! – Mohamed El-Qassas MVP Apr 27 '17 at 22:21
  • I did no avail!! :( please help – Aashirya Apr 27 '17 at 22:22
  • try to delete the error from health analyzer list as you delete an item from the list by going to CA > Monitoring > review problem and solution. then go back to review rule definition and find your rule that raised and click on it and from the above ribbon select run now, and checks if it 's come back or not !! – Mohamed El-Qassas MVP Apr 27 '17 at 22:26

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