SharePoint Development Owner todayOctober 6, 2018 116 2
I received this error earlier today, and having setup a gang of 2013 environments over the past couple months on the same hardware and software configuration so I have to believe it is sporadic. Seeing as my prescribed solution is a series of unrelated steps I have to assume that it’s just a random problem.
This error surfaces when you are running the Sharepoint 2013 Products and Technology Configuration Wizard and seems to occur right at step number 7. The exact error that I received was:
One or more configuration settings failed.
Failed to create sample data.
An exception of type System.NullReferenceException was thrown. Additional exception information: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
In the event log, the following error is thrown:
System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPEvaluatorModeProvisioner.IsProvisioned() at Microsoft.Office.Server.EvaluatorModeProvisioning.SharedEvaluatorModeProvisioner.IsProvisioned() at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPEvaluatorModeProvisioner.Provision() at Microsoft.Office.Server.EvaluatorModeProvisioning.SharedEvaluatorModeProvisioner.Provision() at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.EvalModeProvisionTask.EvalProvision() at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.EvalModeProvisionTask.Run() at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.TaskThread.ExecuteTask()
Not going into what the stacktrace is telling us about the problem, let’s just scramble the solution together.
That’s it! The error will be gone following.
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