Configuration failed – Service running under Network Service account not supported

Hello everybody,

Today I’ll talk about an error that can occur when installing the beta of SharePoint 2013.

When running the SharePoint Configuration Wizard Product, it may be that it ends in failure with the following error message:

Configuration failed – Service running under Network Service account not supported

After some research I came across this topic:

To fix the problem, we must start psconfig.exe with the following arguments:

psconfig.exe -cmd Configdb create SkipRegisterAsDistributedCacheHost

To reminder the psconfig is located in the folder « C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\15\BIN »

After completing this command and restarting the Wizard, this time I got the following message:

The SDDL string contains contains an invalid sid a sid that cannot be translated

Well, I have not yet found where it was coming but the central administration finally works! At least we can finally see the new SharePoint looks like!


SharePoint 2013 installation – unsupported 16-bit application

Hello everyone,

Today I’ll talk about installing the preview version of SharePoint 2013. In particular the prerequisites installation.

In fact, when I wanted to do this installation, for both version, I found myself face to this error message. « unsupported 16-bit application.. »

First I tried to copy the source directly on the server and restart the installation, without success.

Finding no real solution to the problem, I decided to find another way to do, namely get myself to install the sources.

While searching, I came across this article:

Exactly what I wanted! (thank you Paul!)

Here are the links to the prerequisites of SharePoint 2013.

Having copied the contents of the iso in a folder “SP” on the desktop, simply put. Bat file in the root folder of our iso (where the PrerequisiteInstaller.exe is)

set PreReqPath=C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\SP\prerequisiteinstallerfiles

PrerequisiteInstaller.exe /SQLNCli:%PreReqPath%\sqlncli.msi  ^

/PowerShell:%PreReqPath%\Windows6.1-KB2506143-x64.msu  ^

/NETFX:%PreReqPath%\dotNetFx45_Full_x86_x64.exe  ^

/IDFX:%PreReqPath%\Windows6.1-KB974405-x64.msu  ^

/Sync:%PreReqPath%\Synchronization.msi  ^

/AppFabric:%PreReqPath%\WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_x64.exe  ^

/IDFX11:%PreReqPath%\MicrosoftIdentityExtensions-64.msi  ^

/MSIPCClient:%PreReqPath%\setup_msipc_x64.msi  ^

/WCFDataServices:%PreReqPath%\WcfDataServices.exe  ^


Hope this helps you as much as it helped me!


SharePoint 2013

Hello everyone,

Today I’ll talk about something we all expect, the new version of SharePoint!

Here are some links that I found during my research on the subject.

  • SharePoint 2013 for IT pros :

Entry point on technet SharePoint 2013 where you can find a lot of information!

  • SharePoint 2013 training for IT pros :

Accessible via the first link but it seemed important to me, you will find a course on what’s new in SharePoint 2013.

  • SharePoint 2013 training for developers :

  • SharePoint 2013 Video Tutorials:


  • SharePoint Designer 2013:

  • SharePoint Foundation 2013 Preview :

  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Preview:

Good reading and have fun!