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SharePoint 2013 SP1: Configuration Wizard Issues New Installation, SDDL Invalid SID

During an install of SharePoint 2013 SP1 the following issues was encountered post installation where the configuration wizard would fail with the following error: failed to create sample data

“The SDDL string contains an invalid sid or sid that cannot be translated”

To resolve this issue I attempted to run all SharePoint servers as the local service account. This attempt failed and did not change my outcome.  The same issues occurred once again; the post I followed did not help in this case but good to know.

Next I attempted the following steps which involved dropping into the SharePoint Management Shell

In the SharePoint Management Shell issue the following command:

$SearchService = Get-Credential <computername>\UserName

Entering the above command will prompt you for an administrative password. Enter that and click OK

Then in the SharePoint Management Shell enter in the following command:

New-SPManagedAccount -Credential $SearchService

Next, Open Explorer and browse to “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\15.0\Data\Office Server” and you will see the folder that starts with Analytics with a guid.

Right-click folder > Properties > Sharing >Advanced Sharing

Check the “Share this folder’ check box and click on Permissions

Add the WSS_ADMIN_WPG and Search Service accounts with Full Control

Run the SharePoint Configuration Wizard again and “Success”

Ref – Google Search


I hope you enjoyed this #techshort and thanks for visiting – jermal

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