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PSCONFIG always starts in repair mode? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Over the weekend, I was doing some maintenance to a production SharePoint 2013 instance. The servers are all in "Upgrade Available" status, so I wanted to run PSCONFIG because I thought that the previous admin installed patches and forgot to run the wizard.

    Anyway, when I started psconfig, it started in "Repair Mode" on all servers. I ran it, figuring that it would fix whatever issue and then subsequent PSCONFIGs would run normally. However, when I tried to run PSCONFIG after the initial run, it started in Repair mode again.   I did notice that the farm was still on the same build as before I ran the repair operation and all servers were still in "Upgrade Available" status.  When I ran stsadm -o localupgradestatus, it said there were 2 sites which weren't upgraded - would that cause Repair mode to run as default?

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:44 PM

All replies

  • Yes that can be possible, First repair those sites consisted content databases and then try running the PS Config Wizard.

    Try running below command for those 2 sites upgrade database. and then perform psconfig command.

    Upgrade-SPContentDatabase WSS_Content
    PSConfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait -cmd applicationcontent -install -cmd installfeatures -cmd secureresources -cmd services -install

    Thanks & Regards,


    sharath aluri

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:47 PM
  • As sharath aluri said, you can try to upgrade databases and then run psconfig.

    Please go to Central Administration -> Upgrade and Migration-> Review database status to check which content databse required to upgrade.

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:37 AM
  • Hi blanghorst,

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    Thanks for your understanding.

    Best regards,

    Grace Wang


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    Friday, November 15, 2019 9:38 AM
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