Sunday, May 31, 2015

SharePoint 2013 PSConfig Wizard Stuck after Upgrade

Occasionally after an upgrade such as a service pack or CU, the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard (PSConfig) can get stuck. It may happen on one or more servers in your farm. In my case, it happened on my dev box on step 9. Here are the steps to get things moving again. On the server with the issue perform the following:
  1. Terminate the PSConfig task through the Task Manager.
  2. Go to Administrative Tools > Services. Stop the SharePoint Timer service.
  3. Clear the config cache
    1. In Explorer, go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\SharePoint\Config
    2. Delete all files EXCEPT the cache.ini file
    3. Open the cache.ini file, change the number shown to 0 and save
  4. Start the SharePoint Timer service
  5. Wait for the cache files to populate again
  6. Open SharePoint Management Shell as an administrator and run the command:

    Psconfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait -force

Now in Central Administration and navigate to Upgrade and Migration > Check Upgrade Status. You can verify the upgrade completed successfully.


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