Thursday 24 December 2009

errorData during SharePoint 2010 Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard

When specifying database settings for my new SharePoint 2010 beta farm, I came up against an error popup I’ve never seen before under 2007:

An error has occurred while validating the configuration settings.  An exception of type System.ArgumentNullException was thrown.  Additional exception information:  The errorData argument cannot be null or zero length.

Parameter name: errorData

M’kay. What does that mean?!? I wonder to myself.

Checking the application log revealed a critical error that set me straight:

SQL database login for 'master' on instance 'SP2010BETA' failed. Additional error information from SQL Server is included below.

Login failed for user 'SPDEV\Administrator'.

I’m trying a least privilege install and of was still logged in as the administrator, instead of the setup user (criminal); I configured the setup account as an admin during the SQL Server 2008 install but not the administrator account I was using.

Login as setup and I’m back on track. Of course,
by the sound of it, I shouldn't be doing least privilege in 2010.

Dirty Words (Michael Hanes) -

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