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Well I :

Installed windows server 2008 R2 SP1 on vmware Virtual machine stand alone not in any domain

Installed SP 2013 Pre-requisites Installed SP 2013 succefully

running the configuration wizard after few steps i get this error

System.ArgumentException was thrown. Additional exception information: The SDDL string contains an invalid sid or a sid that cannot be translated.

found out that there could be a solution for this on http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointitpropreview/thread/62704a0b-abf6-4b59-a7d5-c68d1e652fc2

but that is now taking to page not found

plz help

  • This was very helpful and it worked like a charm. I did have to install the snapin for sharepoint for PS in order to get the New-SPManagedAccount -Credential $SearchService command to work. After that it worked like a charm. – user52905 Apr 3 '16 at 7:23
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as you are installing as standalone, service running under Network Service account in workgroup environment is not supported.

check these two blogs and fix the issue.

http://kancharla-sharepoint.blogspot.com/2012/07/service-running-under-network-service.html http://kancharla-sharepoint.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-sddl-string-contains-invalid-sid-or.html

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This forum article helped me but I have to substitute for the missing "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\15.0\Data\Office Server" - C:\Program Files\Windows SharePoint Services\15.0\Data\Analytics_{some guid}

Hi All,

Recently an issue was reported to me where some of my site admins were facing an issue in setting up a SharePoint 2013 stand alone environment. They were facing this error in the step 8 of SharePoint configuration wizard "The SDDL string contains an invalid sid or a sid that cannot be translated".

After spending significant amount of time this issue was finally resolved in this way:

  1. Add the account you want to use for search service in WSS_Admin_WPG group. If you are going to use built in administrator account this should be present by default.
  2. Then execute this command from sharepoint powershell console: $SearchService = Get-Credential Domain\UserName in our scenario of standalone installation the Domain should be the machine name.
  3. Then execute this command New-SPManagedAccount -Credential $SearchService
  4. Now Go to "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\15.0\Data\Office Server" and find the folder that starts with Analytics with a postfix guid.
  5. Right-click --> Properties-->Sharing-->Advanced Sharing
  6. Check the "Share this folder' check box and click on Permissions
  7. Add the Search Service account created in step 2 and select Full Control. Do the same for WSS_ADMIN_WPG
  8. Run the SharePoint Configuration Wizard again. It should now complete successfully.

Rahul Rashu

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  • I took 2 days to solve this error... until I found this, thanks for sharing – Sruit A.Suk Oct 27 '18 at 22:51

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