Have run a PowerShell script to provision SPDistributedCacheService after running psconfig.(As I was Patching CU updates to 2016 SP farm) encountered this error:

PS C:\Users\***.admin> $InstanceName ="SPDistributedCacheService Name=AppFabricCachingService"
PS C:\Users\***.admin> $ServiceInstance = Get-SPServiceInstance | Where-Object {($PSItem.Service.ToString()) -eq $Ins
tanceName -and ($PSItem.Server.Name) -eq $env:COMPUTERNAME}
PS C:\Users\***.admin> $ServiceInstance.Provision()
You cannot call a method on a null-valued expression.
At line:1 char:1
+ $ServiceInstance.Provision()
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [], RuntimeException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : InvokeMethodOnNull

how to resolve this error?


Try the following command to get SPDistributedCacheService.

$Service = Get-SPServiceInstance | where {$_.TypeName -eq "Distributed Cache"}

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