Steven Derveaux - Blog

We patched yesterday a SharePoint Server farm (2 SP servers) with three cumulative updates (Aug, Oct, Dec 2011) and faced the following errors:

  • Failed to install the application content files
    • Additional Extra info:
      • Object reference not set to an instance of an object
    • StackTrace:
      • at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPAspConfigurationFile.ApplyActionToXmlDocument
      • at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPAspConfigurationFile.MergeWebConfig
      • at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebService.ApplyApplicationContentToLocalServer
      • at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ApplicationContentTask.Run
    • Cause:
      • We encountered an orphaned config file in the <14-hive>/config folder.
    • Solution:
      • just moved the file to a backup location and the problem was solved
  • “Failed to upgrade SharePoint Products”
  • “Upgrade Timer job is exiting due to exception”
    • Additional Extra Info:
      • Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPUpgradeException: Upgrade completed with errors
    • Cause
      • An extra created log-error file was created…

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