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SharePoint 2012 – Configuration Failed to Create / Connect Configuration Database

July 21st, 2012 Comments off

Great you run the SharePoint 2013 configuration wizard and it gives you error on Step 2 or 3. Configuration Failed as the message is

“Failed to create the configuration database”.

Interestingly this error is reported with Stand Alone installations.  In fact when your machine is not connected to AD and service is running under Network Service account then it cannot create configuration database.

Solution is simple as well. Open command prompt and point to the bin directory in 15 hive. Yes now it is 15 hive. Run this command…..

psconfig.exe -cmd Configdb create SkipRegisterAsDistributedCacheHost

It will create the database. Now you can run the configuration wizard again.