Thursday, November 17, 2011

PostSetupConfigurationTaskException - Failed to upgrade SharePoint Products

I just upgraded a SharePoint 2010 site from the RTM load to SP1 (KB2460045) + June 2011 CU (KB2536599). Running the Products Configuration Wizard (psconfig) ended with the following error:
Task upgrade has failed with a PostSetupConfigurationTaskException An exception of type Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.PostSetupConfigurationTaskException was thrown.  Additional exception information: Failed to upgrade SharePoint Products.

File that under useless error message.

Then I found this post: which suggested to Run As Administrator on the Products Configuration Wizard. That worked.


  1. Hello Wing-Leung Chan,

    You're article helped when am stuck. Running as administrator altogether gave a different options in PS Config wiz. Thank you so much!


  2. thanx. Same works for SharePoint 2013 march public update.

  3. This was a very helpful post and still relevant for SharePoint 2013 In my case, this exact solution did not work. However, one of the ideas in the link mentioned in the site worked for me. That is detaching the content databases. I posted the whole experience in my wordpress blog:
    Please check it out.