In this post we will discuss how to resolve “Configuration Failed Error” while installing SharePoint 2016. This error usually comes when you run your SharePoint product configuration wizard and after giving your database details. This error also comes if you are trying to run create configuration database by using SharePoint 2015 Management Shell.

SharePoint-2013-Hosting1The Error

The error comes when we tried to run the New-SPConfigurationDatbase command from the Management Shell. The full command was like this:

New-SPConfigurationDatabase –DatabaseName SharePoint_Config –DatabaseServer WIN-JC2B1V15KM5 –AdministrationContentDatabaseName SharePoint_Content –Passphrase (ConvertTo-SecureString Qwerty@12345 –AsPlaintext –Force) –FarmCredentials (Get-Credential) -localserverrole SingleServerFarm

And the error came as like below:

Sharepoint installation

The Solution

The account which we were using does have proper permission, so it was not able to create the configuration database. The below permission is required to create configuration database:

  • Dbcreator
  • SecurityAdmin
  • SysAdmin

When we gave proper permission and then try to re-run the PowerShell command, it runs successfully and also when we run the product and configuration wizard, we would not get the issue.

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