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SharePoint 2010 – Failed to create the configuration database

SharePoint 2010 – Failed to create the configuration database

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Installed SharePoint Server 2010 on my Windows 7 local machine. Once the installation completed, the configuration wizard launched, reached step 3 (creating the configuration database), and halted with the following error message.

Failed to create the configuration database. “An exception of type System.ArgumentException was thrown. Additional exception information: Specified value is not supported for the {0} parameter.”


I browsed the log file and spotted the related error lines.

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)


From the error stack above I could tell that the configuration wizard was trying to connect to the domain controller – I used a domain account for the setup. And as I wasn’t connected to the domain, I thought that this might be the cause of the problem. Reconnected to the network, deleted the configuration database (partially created), and re-ran the wizard, and it completed successfully.

  • Thanks! Its 1:29am and I'm working on a server from home. This was my case, I will try it at the office tomorrow!

  • I have gotten this problem too, my domain is an Openldap Domain on RHEL and works with everything else including SQL 2k8 R2 but not sharepoint ... will post a sol once I find out why its not authenticating

  • I'm having the same issue on Win 7 x64, anyone found a solution yet?


    click the above link and install ... it worked for me

  • I am running Windows 7 Home edition and am getting the exact same message. I don't have a domain name.  What can I do? Thanks

  • @Durai - Thanks.  After running your download - All worked for me!!!

  • Thanks a lot. MSChart.exe did the trick.

  • Make sure you install all the prerequisites, installing worked perfectly for me

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