Friday, 7 June 2013

SharePoint 13 – Configuration wizard failed on step 8 – Failed to create sample data

Hello All,

Today new problem J

Problem: After installing SharePoint 2013 on non-domain server, configuration wizard is failed on step 8 – Failed to create sample data.

I didn’t find solution for the given problem but found it on MS forum, so just sharing it J since I struggled for couple of hours to find the exact solution.

On our fresh new server having RAM 16 GB we have installed SharePoint 2013 on non-domain server. After installation done we have started SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard but it is getting failed on Step 8 and showing following error.

and the exception is

Exception: System.ArgumentException: The SDDL string contains an invalid sid or a sid that cannot be translated.
Parameter name: sddlForm
   at System.Security.AccessControl.RawSecurityDescriptor.BinaryFormFromSddlForm(String sddlForm)
   at System.Security.AccessControl.RawSecurityDescriptor..ctor(String sddlForm)
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.Win32.SPNetApi32.CreateShareSecurityDescriptor(String[] readNames, String[] changeNames, String[] fullControlNames, String& sddl)
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.Win32.SPNetApi32.CreateFileShare(String name, String description, String path)
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPServer.CreateFileShare(String name, String description, String path)
   at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.AnalyticsAdministration.CreateAnalyticsUNCShare(String dirParentLocation, String shareName)
   at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.AnalyticsAdministration.ProvisionAnalyticsShare(SearchServiceApplication serviceApplication)
   at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.AnalyticsAdministration.CreateDefaultStoreLocation(SearchServiceApplication serviceApplication)
   at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.AnalyticsAdministration.ProvisionRawEventStore(SearchServiceApplication serviceApplication)
   at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.AnalyticsServiceAdministration.Provision()
   at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceApplication.Provision()
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.EvalModeProvisionTask.ProvisionServiceApplicationsAndProxies()
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.EvalModeProvisionTask.Run()
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.TaskThread.ExecuteTask()
Solution: I found exact solution for this problem on Ms Forum –
Enjoy reading J
Feel free to comment / feedback if any or if you have any query J


Saju said...

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Anonymous said...

The link is not working

Prasham Sabadra said...


Yes I noticed. Actually when I faced the problem link was working and so I shared it. May be MS change the location.

I'll check again and update the blog.

Sorry for inconvenience.

Anonymous said...

Try this link:

Prasham Sabadra said...

Thanks a lot! This link seems to be working.

Anonymous said...

I cannot find Microsoft Office Server Folder in program files.

Am I missing something.