Sharepoint 2010 Beta – Configuration Failed

When installing and configuring Sharepoint 2010 Beta yesterday, I ran into a small bug. No big surprise seeing as it is Beta software after all J

I installed the Sharepoint software successfully on a single server, on Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 R2. However, when running the Sharepoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard, an error occurred when running step 8.

The error reads as follows:

Configuration Failed

One or more configuration settings failed. Completed configuration settings will not be rolled back. Resolve the problem and run this configuration wizard again. The following contains detailed information about the failure:

Failed to create sample data.

An exception of type Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileException was thrown. Additional exception information: Unrecognized attribute ‘allowInsecureTransport’. Note that attribute names are case-sensitive. (C:Program FilesMicrosoft SharedWeb Server Extensions14WebClientsProfileclient.config line 56)


The root cause seems to be some conflict with the WCF which requires a hotfix, and Ian Campbell has written a nice blog entry about the error here

However, I was unable to download the hotfix yesterday, so to resolve the problem, I simply removed the following XML lines from the config file mentioned above…

<security

authenticationMode="IssuedTokenOverTransport"

allowInsecureTransport="true" />

I then reran the Sharepoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard, and configured successfully. Probably not the recommended route, as I’m sure something will be looking for this tag in future, but it seems to be a stable short term fix so far.

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  1. #1 by Thavash on February 16, 2010 - 10:45 am

    Good one.

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