Monthly Archives: October 2012

Manually run PSCONFIG.exe after Installing SharePoint 2010 Patches

Patching  SharePoint 2010  is a two-step process now.

  1. First updated patch binaries has to be installed
  2. Then psconfig.exe must be run manually to update the SharePoint databases.

In order to update the SharePoint databases, you must manually run the PSconfig.exe utility. Follow below steps:

1. Open an command prompt as adminitrator.
2. Change directory to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\BIN
3. Run PSConfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -force -cmd applicationcontent -install -cmd installfeatures

Note: The sharepoint site will be inaccessible while the command is running. It is best to run the command after office hours.

Known Issues:

Sometimes you might face following error: Sharepoint 2010 Product configuration wizard failing at step 9/10. below is the fix for it.


  • try clearing the cache.ini
  • you can find it in location C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\SharePoint\Config\GUId
  • go inside the GUID and look for cache.ini
  • reset the value to 1
  • run the command stsadm -o execadmsvcjobs
  • try running the below command
  • psconfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait -force
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Posted by on October 17, 2012 in administration, Sharepoint Server 2010


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