Configuration Wizard Failed: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: The object LDAP://CN=Microsoft SharePoint Products,CN=System,DC=Contoso,DC=com,DC=au doesn’t exist in the directory.


Issue:

Psconfig failed at step 3 of 4 with the following error in upgrade log:

03/10/2012 12:26:18 8 WRN Unable to create a Service Connection Point in the current Active Directory domain. Verify that the SharePoint container exists in the current domain and that you have rights to write to it.

Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: The object LDAP://CN=Microsoft SharePoint Products,CN=System,DC=Contoso,DC=com,DC=au doesn't exist in the directory.

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPServiceConnectionPoint.Ensure(String serviceBindingInformation)

at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.UpgradeTask.Run()

03/10/2012 12:27:19 8 INF Entering function TaskCommon.TraceToPsconfigLogAndUpgradeManagerLog

03/10/2012 12:27:19 8 INF Not spawing off the upgrade job, but rather running upgrade synchronously by calling SPFarm.Local.Upgrade() for inplace upgrade

03/10/2012 12:27:19 8 INF Leaving function TaskCommon.TraceToPsconfigLogAndUpgradeManagerLog

03/10/2012 12:53:07 8 ERR Task upgrade has failed with an unknown exception

03/10/2012 12:53:07 8 ERR Exception: Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPUpgradeException: Upgrade completed with errors. Review the upgrade log file located in D:\Logs\Trace\Upgrade-20120310-122348-373.log. The number of errors and warnings is listed at the end of the upgrade log file.

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPUpgradeSession.CheckPoint()

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPUpgradeSession.LogEnd()

at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.UpgradeTask.Run()

at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.TaskThread.ExecuteTask()

03/10/2012 12:53:07 8 INF Entering function Common.BuildExceptionMessage

Fix: Gave the proper permission to the SharePoint container for the Farm account in AD and followed the below blog to ensure all the steps are in place:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/opal/archive/2010/04/18/track-sharepoint-2010-installations-by-service-connection-point-ad-marker.aspx

Cheers!

Bala


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