Month: January 2015

December 2014 CU – SharePoint 2010

December 2014 CU is a full server package – meaning no other update is required to fully patch SharePoint to this level. Prereq’s: SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 2 should be installed. This CU contains fixes released post SP2. The KB articles links for December CU: KB 2899585 – SharePoint Foundation 2010 KB 2899583 – SharePoint […]

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December 2014 CU – SharePoint 2013

December 2014 CU is a full server package – meaning no other update is required to fully patch SharePoint to this level. Prereq’s: SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 or March 2013 PU for SharePoint 2013. The KB articles links for December CU: KB 2910945 – SharePoint Foundation 2013 KB 2910938 – SharePoint Server 2013 (includes SharePoint […]

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PowerShell script to download all Farm solutions in SharePoint Farm

Recently when i was preparing a SharePoint Farm for upgrade which has lot of custom and 3rd party farm solutions, I have to download or some how gather all those .wsp files to move to new server farm. I had rough time gathering all the wsp’s until i stumble upon this script which download all […]

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PowerShell script to perform IISRESET on all servers in SharePoint Farm

This is a handy PowerShell script to have for every SharePoint admin. I’m sure, most of you have already had something like this. This script is used to Reset all the Servers in SharePoint farm one after other without logging into each and every server. This comes handy during maintenance or in your Development environment […]

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PSConfig error at step 3 of 4. Cannot upgrade SharePoint database

PSConfig is failing at step 3 of 4, Cannot upgrade SharePoint database. It is failing to upgrade SharePointSearchAdmin database, throwing an Exception: User does not have permission to perform this action Here is the complete error description found in logs at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.OnError(SqlException exception, Boolean breakConnection, Action`1 wrapCloseInAction)     at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ThrowExceptionAndWarning(TdsParserStateObject stateObj, Boolean callerHasConnectionLock, Boolean asyncClose) […]

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SharePoint Configuration Wizard – Error: Some farm products and patches were not detected on this or other servers

Faced this issue after updating SharePoint 2013 farm with December CU 2014. Tried running psconfig and several other things. SharePoint keeps on thinking that some of the binaries are not installed on some of the servers in the farm. Gives you a list of updates missing on servers. “Error: Some farm products and patches were […]

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SharePoint 2013 Search components & topology info

If you are looking to find details about already configured SharePoint 2013 Search components like information about what component is running in what server, topology id, log file location etc., we can use the following PowerShell script to find that. $ssa = Get-SPServiceApplication –Name “Search Service Application” $active = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchTopology -SearchApplication $ssa -Active Get-SPEnterpriseSearchComponent -SearchTopology […]

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An update conflict has occurred, and you must re-try this action. PSConfig error – SharePoint 2010/2013

This is one of the many errors I ran into while upgrading SharePoint 2013 farm. An exception of type Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPUpdatedConcurrencyException was thrown. Additional exception information: An update conflict has occurred, and you must re-try this action. The object SPUpgradeSession Name=Upgrade was updated by Domain\FarmAccount, in the PSCONFIG (7732) process, on machine Server01. View the tracing […]

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