The upgrade command is invalid or a failure has been encountered – PSConfig error

Running PSConfig after installing updates is a stressful experience(atleast for me). Every time is comes up with a different challenge. But unlike some unfriendly errors, psconfig gives us much more details about the failures in the upgrade logs. Okay then, I was updating SharePoint 2010 with May 2015 CU. Everything goes well until – The […]

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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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