I have installed CU for SharePoint 2016, then I tried to run the SharePoint configuration wizard, but it's not really running. It appears to be running in Task Manager, but doesn't really work.

When I try to run it again, it's telling me that another copy of the SharePoint configuration wizard is already running.

I also try to open Central Admin, and it keeps loading but nothing appears, even if i keep it there for 1 hour. The strange behavior is that when I choose Central Administration option from the start menu in windows server 2016, it tries to open SP config wizard instead.

Any idea?

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    Did you reboot the server and tried? Aug 27, 2017 at 9:12
  • restart the sharepoint timer service
    – Aashirya
    Aug 27, 2017 at 10:28
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    What is the logs-file, errors?
    – user37251
    Aug 27, 2017 at 12:44
  • I restarted my server for the 1st time.. and it didn't work.. so I stopped sharepoint timer service and it got stuck on stopping, i restarted the server for a second time again, and tried it and it worked. Now Central admin doesn't respond at all. @MikhailZhuykov Aug 27, 2017 at 12:59
  • @JohnZachariah please check my comment above Aug 27, 2017 at 12:59

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You can run SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard in a second way: Via PSConfig.exe utility. Start a SharePoint PowerShell with elevated permissions and execute the following command to get your CumulativeUpdate-Installation finished:

PSConfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait -cmd applicationcontent -install -cmd installfeatures -cmd secureresources -cmd services -install


I had this problem, then I noticed that the server was not having space, the database that was used by Sharepoint growed up enough, so I did a maintenance to every database of my Sql Server, a shrink process for each one, then the problem resolved.

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