SharePoint Upgrade/Configuration Wizard Never Finishes


Some people may have had issues where the SharePoint Configuration Wizard never seems to finish an upgrade. This is a quick & dirty post to explain how finish it, as cleanly as possible.

First; terminate the process via task-manager as closing the form will try and abort the dead upgrade process, so will never actually abort (so won’t close the wizard either).

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Closing programs via task manager will send it WM_CLOSE, and then drop the process by force if it doesn’t respond within a few seconds. Well, the process hasn’t crashed so the program will exit “cleanly” at least.

Now we just have to finish the upgrade from the command-line. Open a SharePoint PowerShell command-line & run:

PSCONFIG.EXE -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait

This will work this time:

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That’s the hard bit done; the databases are all upgraded.

Next, let the wizard reinstall & reconfigure the application & features as we skipped this bit in PSConfig:

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That’s it! Server upgraded.

 

Cheers,

// Sam Betts

Comments (1)

  1. Piotr Siódmak says:

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

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/stefan_gossner/2015/08/20/why-i-prefer-psconfigui-exe-over-psconfig-exe/

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