Showing posts with label Farm Configuration Wizard. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Farm Configuration Wizard. Show all posts

Friday, September 18, 2015

Difference between psconfig.exe and products and technologies wizard running in GUI

Difference between psconfig.exe and products and technologies wizard running in GUI

Most of the administrators think that, both running the GUI configuration Wizard and Running the Psconfig.exe-cmd command will do the same after the install of CU or SP. But in reality, Both are not same and there is a much difference in running those in GUI and command.

In this article I am trying to explain the things what made the difference between and which is recommended to run after the install of CU or SP

products and technologies wizard:

1.     PSCONFIGUI.EXE( products and technologies configuration wizard) is the UI based configuration wizard which performs several tasks one after the other after installing fixes.

2.     It will perform all the operation including  setup, standalone config,  config db, help collections, secure resources services,installfeatures,adminvs,upgrade,evalprovision,applicationcontent,quiet

PSCONFIG.EXE:

1.     PSCONFIG.EXE is the command line tool which gives users granular control over all tasks that are executed and which is therefore quicker than PSCONFIGUI.EXE.
2.     Most of us just ran the following command
PSCONFIG -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait
But that command only performs a subset of operations performed by PSCONFIGUI.EXE. E.g. it will not update the files in the _app_bin directory of the web applications! 

I would recommend to run the Products and technologies configuration wizard to set everything is perfect after the installation of CU or service pack. If you still need to include the PSCONFIG.EXE in any of the script, you include the below


PSConfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait -cmd applicationcontent -install -cmd installfeatures -cmd secureresources

I hope the above information will help you to resolve the issue, in case of any queries/questions regarding the above mentioned information then please let me know. I would be more than happy to help you as well as resolves your issues, Thank you.

What changes does SharePoint configuration wizard do?

What changes does SharePoint configuration wizard do?

This is a common question for most of the administrators, asking me the same by different SharePoint Admins, Most of the times after we install any CU or SP we must run the Products and Technologies configuration wizard, why? Here is the answer.

Answer:
1.      When we run the “Configuration Wizard “ it updates the database schema to the latest version
2.     When we run the “Configuration Wizard “ it fixes security settings on the file system to match what SharePoint needs
3.     When we run the “Configuration Wizard “ it will copies required binaries from the install location into the _app_bin directories of the web applications
4.     When we run the “Configuration Wizard “ it updates features registrations with SharePoint

Note: It is also recommended to run the PSConfig wizard once the security patches is installed, but most of the times we don’t run.



I hope the above information will help you to resolve the issue, in case of any queries/questions regarding the above mentioned information then please let me know. I would be more than happy to help you as well as resolves your issues, Thank you.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Some farm products and patches were not detected on this or other server, if products are patches missing locally



Some farm products and patches were not detected on this or other server, if products are patches missing locally                 
                                           
                                 

Issue: After patching a SharePoint 2013 Farm  with SP1, Attempted running SharePoint Products configuration wizard and receive this error message:

"Error: Some farm products and patches were not detected on this or other servers.  If products or patches are missing locally, you must quit this program and install the required products and patches on this server before restarting this wizard. If products or patches are missing on other servers, you must install the required products and patches on the specific servers, and you may then click the Refresh button to perform the status check again."

Cause: To enforce consistency, SharePoint 2013 checks installed product version automatically on running Products configuration wizard. If any server is missing a specific patch, You get this error message and SharePoint would not let the SharePoint Configuration Wizard to proceed.

Solution: This could be of many reasons, In this article I am providing all the solutions which can be applied to resolve the issue.

Solution 1:Ensure the CU is installed properly to the server, If not try re-installing the CU.

Solution 2:Ensure to run the below command to force the registry for the updates.
1.    From SharePoint Shell, run the 2 commands below on each SharePoint server.
2.    Get-SpProduct – -Local 

3.    (Get-SpServer $env:ComputerName).NeedsUpgrade 
4.    Confirm “True” is returned

Continue with running the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard

Solution 3:Ensure to follow the below steps.

1.    Central Admin-> select Monitoring from the left-hand navigation and click the Review Job Definitions link under Timer Jobs
2.    On the Job Definitions page, scroll down and locate the “Product Version Job”
3.    Click on the Product Version Job link to open the job definition. Click on Run Now at the bottom of the page
4.    Now run the SharePoint 2013 Products Configuration Wizard again

Solution 4: If for very sure, have installed patches in all servers with similar installers, you can bypass the check by below command:

psconfig.exe -cmd installcheck -noinstallcheck


Solution 5: Ensure the LP'S,Service packs for LP and CU's are installed same in server as compare with other servers.
 


I hope the above information will help you to resolve the issue, in case of any queries/questions regarding the above mentioned information then please let me know. I would be more than happy to help you as well as resolves your issues, Thank you.
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