Product / patch installation or server upgrade required

Hi folks,

Recently I had a problem in a farm I was deploying, everything was fine, but when I tried to see “servers in this farm” option I could see that one of the servers has the state as “Upgrade Required”. At first instance I thought, ok I have installed the same CU in all the servers, but in this one I am having some problems, I will try to reboot the server and check it again.

So, I rebooted the server and I checked it again, for my surprise, it was stuck in the same state as before. So, I tried the next option, run the SharePoint configuration wizard. I run the configuration wizard, and it showed an error while upgrading the server… the thing started to become weird… I checked the log file, expecting to find something that points me with the solution, but nothing…

Thus, I fired my next bullet which was PowerShell, I opened the shell and executed the following: Get-SpProduct -local expecting that probably it will show me that a CU or LP was missing or something like that, but still no luck 😦

I tried by PS and I was receiving the following error:

“An exception of type Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPUpdatedConcurrencyException was thrown.  Additional exception information: An update conflict has occurred, and you must re-try this action. The object SPUpgradeSession Name=Upgrade-20160429-101200-949 was updated by MYDOMAINspinstall, in the PSCONFIG (3540) process, on machine SERVER1.  View the tracing log for more information about the conflict.”

So, what was happening? I tried my last chance which was to clean the SharePoint cache and try another time with PS. So I clean the cache (if yo don’t know how to do it, I have a post about it), and then I run the following:

PSConfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -force -cmd applicationcontent -install -cmd installfeatures

So, what happened?? It worked! So, I was able to continue with my work, and forget the evening that I spent to solve this problem.
Till the next time!!

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