0

I cannot apply installed updates for SharePoint 2016 in any way, the SharePoint products configuration wizard fails:

The update process failed to start.

Type exception thrown Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPUpgradeException. More information about the exception: one or more types could not be loaded. For more information, see the update log. Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPUpgradeException: One or more types could not be loaded. For more information, see the update log.

in Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPActionSequence.LoadUpgradeActions() in Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPActionSequence.get_Actions() in Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPActionSequence.get_RunnableActions() in Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPUpgradeSession.RunPreUpgraders(Object o, List`1 lstClass) in Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPUpgradeSession.Upgrade(Object o, Boolean bRecurse) in Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPManager.BootStrap(Guid sessionId, SPUpgradeOperationFlags flags) in Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.UpgradeBootstrapTask.Run() in Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.TaskThread.ExecuteTask()

0

The products configuration wizard is a little bit crazy. It often fails in the first run without any good reason.

  • Run SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard. This regularly fails. Directly run the wizard again. No troubleshooting or even a look at the error-log here!
  • If update still fails, open SharePoint PowerShell and run psconfig.exe with the following parameters:
    PSConfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait -cmd applicationcontent -install -cmd installfeatures -cmd secureresources -cmd services -install
  • Again: If the first run fails, run psconfig.exeagain with the same set of parameters without any troubleshooting.
  • If all of this failes, you really need to troubleshoot this issue. But you will get 95% of your issues resolved just with this weird procedure.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.