Wednesday, July 18, 2012

SharePoint 2013 Configuration Wizard Error

While deploying the SharePoint 2013 preview on a VM, I ran into a small problem.  The install itself ran great, but I kept getting an error while running the SharePoint 2013 Products Configuration Wizard.  Essentially the error was indicating that a component didn’t support running under the NetworkService account in a Workgroup environment.

A bit of searching and I found that a couple of other people have already run into this and solved it.  Here is the best explanation I found.  The error is for the AppFabric caching component.  Once I followed the steps Tom lays out in his workaround, I was able to re-run the Config Wizard and everything is back on track.