Category Archives: Sharepoint 2010

What’s New in Microsoft 365 (August 2020)

The big news out of SharePoint is the death of SharePoint 2010 workflows ….along with the rebirth of SharePoint Lists as Microsoft Lists and Teams Planner as Teams Tasks. As if those announcements alone aren’t enough information to make you say ‘huh?’, we also have new Power Platform features coming to Teams, SharePoint is centralizing the management of hub visitor permissions, and it is time to start thinking about upgrading your apps to use Microsoft Graph.

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“Failed to upgrade SharePoint Products because the upgrade type is not supported or was not specified”

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A client of mine was installing SharePoint 2010 SP1 (KB2460045) + June CU (KB2536599) on their test server.  After installing, they ran the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard and only got the option create a new farm or attach to an existing farm, yet their Central Administration and their sites were working fine, albeit at the RTM patch level.

The first thing I tried was to run the Configuration Wizard manually using the psconfig –cmd upgrade command.  I actually got pretty far in the process before throwing the error:

An exception of type Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.PostSetupConfigurationTaskException was thrown.  Additional exception information: The upgrade command is invalid or a failure has been encountered. 
Failed to upgrade SharePoint Products because the upgrade type is not supported or was not specified. 
Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.PostSetupConfigurationTaskException: Exception of type 'Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.PostSetupConfigurationTaskException' was thrown. 
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.UpgradeTask.PrivateValidate(Int32 nextExecutionOrder) 
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.UpgradeTask.Validate(Int32 nextExecutionOrder) 
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.TasksQueue.Validate(Boolean useDefaultExecutionOrder)

After doing a search or two on the error I came across this post:

http://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/16104/sharepoint-server-2010-sp1-psconfig-issue/21031#21031

As it turns out, the client had UAC turned off and when he run the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard from the start menu it didn’t prompt him to run as administrator.  After having him right click the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard shortcut and selecting Run As Administrator everything worked as expected and without error.