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.
I revised all the steps mentioned in the Install SharePoint 2013 on a single server with a built-in database.
Have read some of the threads on internet http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/sharepoint/en-US/bba93428-364c-4afc-ac7e-57783f15f165/standalone-install-sddl-string-contains-an-invalid-sid?
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.
Blog explaining the issue: http://squidpip.com/blog/sharepoint-server-2013-release-to-manufacturing-version-standalone-installation.
Resolving Step 1: http://squidpip.com/blog/sharepoint-2013-resolving-the-sddl-issue.
Resolving Steps 2: http://squidpip.com/blog/sharepoint-2013-resolving-the-sddl-issue-part-2
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