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Configuration Wizard fails: Specified value is not supported for the {0} parameter.

March 21, 2011

When running the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard you may get an error that the Configuration Database couldn’t be created (even if the System_Config DB is created on the database server). The Error message is the following:

Exception: System.ArgumentException: Specified value is not supported for the {0} parameter.

This is the full callstack from the ULS log is the following:

03/19/2011 15:08:23 9 ERR Task configdb has failed with an unknown exception
03/19/2011 15:08:23 9 ERR Exception: System.ArgumentException: Specified value is not supported for the {0} parameter.
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities.SPUserUtility.GetDomainControllerToSearch(SPWebApplication webApp, String domainName)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities.SPUtility.GetDomainAndPropColl(SPWebApplication webApplicaiton, String loginName, String[]& resolveUserAdProperties, SPActiveDirectoryDomain& gcPath, ResultPropertyCollection& propcol)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities.SPUtility.GetUserPropertiesFromAD(SPWebApplication webApplicaiton, String loginName, String[]& origUserAdProperties)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities.SPUtility.GetUserPropertyFromAD(SPWebApplication webApplicaiton, String loginName, String propertyName)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPManagedAccount.GetUserAccountControl(String username)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPManagedAccount.Update()
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPProcessIdentity.Update()
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPApplicationPool.Update()
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebApplication.CreateDefaultInstance(SPWebService service, Guid id, String applicationPoolId, SPProcessAccount processAccount, String iisServerComment, Boolean secureSocketsLayer, String iisHostHeader, Int32 iisPort, Boolean iisAllowAnonymous, DirectoryInfo iisRootDirectory, Uri defaultZoneUri, Boolean iisEnsureNTLM, Boolean createDatabase, String databaseServer, String databaseName, String databaseUsername, String databasePassword, SPSearchServiceInstance searchServiceInstance, Boolean autoActivateFeatures)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebApplication.CreateDefaultInstance(SPWebService service, Guid id, String applicationPoolId, IdentityType identityType, String applicationPoolUsername, SecureString applicationPoolPassword, String iisServerComment, Boolean secureSocketsLayer, String iisHostHeader, Int32 iisPort, Boolean iisAllowAnonymous, DirectoryInfo iisRootDirectory, Uri defaultZoneUri, Boolean iisEnsureNTLM, Boolean createDatabase, String databaseServer, String databaseName, String databaseUsername, String databasePassword, SPSearchServiceInstance searchServiceInstance, Boolean autoActivateFeatures)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPAdministrationWebApplication.CreateDefaultInstance(SqlConnectionStringBuilder administrationContentDatabase, SPWebService adminService, IdentityType identityType, String farmUser, SecureString farmPassword)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPFarm.CreateAdministrationWebService(SqlConnectionStringBuilder administrationContentDatabase, IdentityType identityType, String farmUser, SecureString farmPassword)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPFarm.CreateBasicServices(SqlConnectionStringBuilder administrationContentDatabase, IdentityType identityType, String farmUser, SecureString farmPassword)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPFarm.Create(SqlConnectionStringBuilder configurationDatabase, SqlConnectionStringBuilder administrationContentDatabase, IdentityType identityType, String farmUser, SecureString farmPassword, SecureString masterPassphrase)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPFarm.Create(SqlConnectionStringBuilder configurationDatabase, SqlConnectionStringBuilder administrationContentDatabase, String farmUser, SecureString farmPassword, SecureString masterPassphrase)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ConfigurationDatabaseTask.CreateOrConnectConfigDb()
at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ConfigurationDatabaseTask.Run()
at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.TaskThread.ExecuteTask()

After troubleshooting for a while, it turned out that this error occurs if the Domain Controller is not accessible during the time of running the configuration wizard. We had this issue when installing SharePoint in a dev laptop that was not connected to the corporate network at the time of the configuration. Plugging in the network cable and rerunning the wizard solved the problem.

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2 Comments
  1. Omar permalink

    Really thank you sooooooo much for your advice 🙂

  2. MichaelL permalink

    Thanks a lot, your post saved me hours of searching…!

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