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Sunday, August 17, 2014

SharePoint Server 2013 Standalone installation: An exception of type System.ArgumentException was thrown. Additional exception information: The SDDL string contains an invalid sid or sid that cannot be translated.


Issue: While installing SharePoint 2013 in the development environment in a workgroup got the error message.

Error: An exception of type System.ArgumentException was thrown. Additional exception information: The SDDL string contains an invalid sid or sid that cannot be translated.
Parameter name: sddlForm

To diagnose the problem, review the application event log and the configuration log file located at:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\LOGS\PSCDiagnostics %%%%%%%%.log




Background: While everything ran smoothly, Product and configuration wizard failed at step 8 showing the above error.

Troubleshooting:

forum=sharepointadmin and best approach I had found and which resolved my issue by creating a search service account and configuring it as search service account by following the steps give in the below articles.

Resolution:




By following the above steps my issue was resolved and was able to run PS configuration wizard smoothly by running few last steps and completed with Step 8, 9 and 10 and my set-up is complete now.

If you have any issue implementing the above given steps do let me know. It would be my immense pleasure to assist you.

Product Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Foundation 2013









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