Sunday, September 28, 2014

AppFabric1.1-RTM-x64 not found or this package does not contain compatible update.

AppFabric1.1-RTM-x64 not found or this package does not contain compatible update.

You will get this error when you are trying to install the Windows Server AppFabric v1.1 CU1[KB 2671763] directly on SharePoint 2013 server.

Before trying to install this Windows Server AppFabric v1.1 CU1, you need to install the "Windows Server AppFabric". After installing the AppFabric, if you try to install the CU, you will not get this error.

Also make sure that the below services are in "Running" state in the server.

  1. Windows Update service
  2. Windows Firewall service
If you are facing any difficulty on installing Appfabric, please refer my other posts in this blog.

That's it...

Another Appfabric installation error due to PSModulePath


Product: AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server -- Error 1722. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor.  Action Env_PSModulePath_powershell_i, location: C:\Program Files\AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server\Microsoft.ApplicationServer.InstallHelper.exe, command: powershell.exe "-command \"$str = [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable(\\\"PSModulePath\\\",[System.EnvironmentVariableTarget]::Machine); $str = $str+\\\";C:\Program Files\AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server\PowershellModules\\\"; C:\Windows\system32\setx.exe /MPSModulePath \\\"$str\\\"\"" "C:\Users\senthil\AppData\Local\Temp\AppServerSetup1_1_CustomActions(2014-09-28 20-02-35).log"

Unable to proceed the installation after restarting the Server by AppFabric.


You will this error during the installation of Appfabric service in SharePoint server 2013. You need to fix 2 issues. 
  1. Need to update the "PSModulePath" in the environment variable section
  2. Enable the "Windows Firewall" service


1. "PSModulePath" in the Environment variable will have extra double quote (") at end of the value. Appfabric installation will not be able to parse the value, if it contains the double quote. So we need to remove that additional character.   Follow the below screenshots to remove the extra double quote character

2. One more important thing is, we need to enable to the "Windows firewall" service which is mandatory for Appfabric to complete its full installation. Because

Appfabric will try to add few entries in the Windows firewall.  See the below screenshot for more info.

(This second one has killed me a lot)

Active directory rights management services client 2.0 setup wizard ended prematurely

Active directory rights management services client 2.0 setup wizard ended prematurely.

You will get this error during your installation of SharePoint server 2013.
During the installation of "setup_msipc_x64.msi" file (Microsoft Information protection and Control Client)

Some of the below activities are required to install the "setup_msipc_x64.msi" file.

  1. The logged-in user should be a Domain user  and should not be a  local user.
  2. Should be a administrator in the current machine.
  3. "windows Update" service should be in running state (services.msc)  (Mandatory)
  4. "AppFabric" and "Cumulative Update Package 1 for Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server (KB 2671763)" should be installed
  5. "AppFabric" should be configured which will create a new SQL server DB for Appfabric application and its caching activities
  6. "Appfabric caching service" should be started.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Windows Server Appfabric is not configured correctly

The following error occured while loading the extended type data file: , C:\Program Files\AppFabric 1.1 for windows server\PowershellModules\ApplicationServer\Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Management.types.ps1xml : File skipped because of the following validation exception: AuthorizationManager check failed.


Windows Server Appfabric is not configured correctly

The above errors will occur during the installation of SharePoint Server 2013 software. All the SharePoint 2013 Pre-requisites will be installed successfully  except "AppFabric"  when executing the "Setup.exe". This pre-requisite should be installed manually and the steps are given below:

Solution Steps:
1. Uninstall the "AppFabric" through the control panel, if it is already installed fully/partially
2. Restart the server.
3. Download the "WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_x64.exe" file from internet
4. Copy the "WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_x64.exe" to "C:\" or "D:\" drive. (ex: "D:\")
4. Open the command prompt with "Administrator Privilege"
5. Go to the "SharePoint 2013" setup folder in command prompt (ex: "d:\SP2013Setup\")
6. Type the below command (based on the above mentioned example path)

prerequisiteinstaller.exe /AppFabric:D:\WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_x64.exe

7. You will see the below "SharePoint Products Preparation Tool" screen.

8. In the middle of the installation, you will be asked to restart the server. Press "Ok" to restart.
9. After the restart, the system will resume the AppFaric installation
10. Finally you will get the "Installation complete" message.
11. Now you can start the "SharePoint 2013" installation without any issue.

Thats it....

Update (on 28-Sep-2014)
Still if there is an error during the installation, then there might be an error in "Windows Update" service. This service should be enabled. So, you need to go to "services.msc" and enable the "Windows Update" service.