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  • I am installing Shareoint Server 2007 on a 2003 R2 server with 4Gb  Ram. the install works okay and ends with opening up of the Configuration Wizard. All goes smooth till Step 6 where is throws an exception error: Failed to register SharePoint services.

    An exception of type System.ArgumentNullException was thrown. Addition exception information: Value cannot be null.
    Parameter name: path

    Tuesday, November 23, 2010 6:57 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    Have you changed in the sever name (any OS) or any domain changed (like change in username and password) before you install SharePoint Server 2007?

    I would suggest that you go to IIS manager and then in the application pool of the SSP "SharePoint Central Administration" you change the identity and service. Even it looks correct.

    Please try to reassign and apply it.

     

    Best regards,

    David HM

    • Marked as answer by Peng Lei Thursday, December 2, 2010 6:41 AM
    Thursday, November 25, 2010 2:49 AM

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  • addl info:

     

    11/23/2010 13:56:34  8  INF                      Calling SPServiceInstance.Provision for instance Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceInstance, service Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchService
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  ERR                      Task services has failed with an unknown exception
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  ERR                      Exception: System.ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null.
    Parameter name: path
       at System.IO.DirectoryInfo..ctor(String path)
       at Microsoft.Search.Administration.Security.BinFolder.EnsureACL(String username)
       at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceInstance.Provision()
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ServicesTask.InstallServiceInstanceInConfigDB(Boolean provisionTheServiceInstanceToo, String serviceInstanceRegistryKeyName, Object sharepointServiceObject)
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ServicesTask.InstallServiceInstances(Boolean provisionTheServiceInstancesToo, String serviceRegistryKeyName, Object sharepointServiceObject)
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ServicesTask.InstallServices(Boolean provisionTheServicesToo)
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ServicesTask.Run()
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.TaskThread.ExecuteTask()
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                      Entering function Common.BuildExceptionMessage
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                        Entering function StringResourceManager.GetResourceString
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                          Resource id to be retrieved is ExceptionInfo for language English (United States)
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                          Resource retrieved id ExceptionInfo is An exception of type {0} was thrown.  Additional exception information: {1}
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                        Leaving function StringResourceManager.GetResourceString
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                      Leaving function Common.BuildExceptionMessage
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                      Entering function Common.BuildExceptionInformation
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                        Entering function Common.BuildExceptionMessage
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                          Entering function StringResourceManager.GetResourceString
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                            Resource id to be retrieved is ExceptionInfo for language English (United States)
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                            Resource retrieved id ExceptionInfo is An exception of type {0} was thrown.  Additional exception information: {1}
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                          Leaving function StringResourceManager.GetResourceString
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                        Leaving function Common.BuildExceptionMessage
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                      Leaving function Common.BuildExceptionInformation
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  ERR                      An exception of type System.ArgumentNullException was thrown.  Additional exception information: Value cannot be null.
    Parameter name: path
    System.ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null.
    Parameter name: path
       at System.IO.DirectoryInfo..ctor(String path)
       at Microsoft.Search.Administration.Security.BinFolder.EnsureACL(String username)
       at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceInstance.Provision()
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ServicesTask.InstallServiceInstanceInConfigDB(Boolean provisionTheServiceInstanceToo, String serviceInstanceRegistryKeyName, Object sharepointServiceObject)
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ServicesTask.InstallServiceInstances(Boolean provisionTheServiceInstancesToo, String serviceRegistryKeyName, Object sharepointServiceObject)
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ServicesTask.InstallServices(Boolean provisionTheServicesToo)
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ServicesTask.Run()
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.TaskThread.ExecuteTask()

     

    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  ERR                        Task services has failed
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                        friendlyMessage for task services is An exception of type System.ArgumentNullException was thrown.  Additional exception information: Value cannot be null.
    Parameter name: path
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                        debugMessage for task services is An exception of type System.ArgumentNullException was thrown.  Additional exception information: Value cannot be null.
    Parameter name: path
    System.ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null.
    Parameter name: path
       at System.IO.DirectoryInfo..ctor(String path)
       at Microsoft.Search.Administration.Security.BinFolder.EnsureACL(String username)
       at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceInstance.Provision()
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ServicesTask.InstallServiceInstanceInConfigDB(Boolean provisionTheServiceInstanceToo, String serviceInstanceRegistryKeyName, Object sharepointServiceObject)
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ServicesTask.InstallServiceInstances(Boolean provisionTheServiceInstancesToo, String serviceRegistryKeyName, Object sharepointServiceObject)
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ServicesTask.InstallServices(Boolean provisionTheServicesToo)
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ServicesTask.Run()
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.TaskThread.ExecuteTask()
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                        Entering function TaskBase.FireTaskStateChanged
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                          Firing the OnTaskStateChanged event for task services
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                          Entering function TaskDriver.TaskStateEventHandler
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                            Entering function StringResourceManager.GetResourceString
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                              Resource id to be retrieved is ServicesTaskDisplayName for language English (United States)
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                              Resource retrieved id ServicesTaskDisplayName is service registration
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                            Leaving function StringResourceManager.GetResourceString
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                            Received an TaskStateEventHandler event.  task:services TaskBase.State:stopped
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                            Entering function TasksQueue.IncrementTaskFailed
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                              Incremented the number of tasks failed to 1
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                            Leaving function TasksQueue.IncrementTaskFailed
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                            Task services has stopped and failed.  Total failed is now 1
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                          Leaving function TaskDriver.TaskStateEventHandler
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                          Entering function PsconfigBaseForm.TaskStateEventHandler
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                            Invoking the UI thread with the task state chagne event
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  1  INF                            Entering function ConfigurationProgressForm.InvokeTaskStateEventHandler
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  1  INF                              Received an TaskStateEventHandler event.  task:services TaskBase.State:stopped TaskBase.TaskResultservices
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  1  INF                              Acquiring the reader lock to retrieve the state
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  1  INF                              Releasing the reader lock to retrieve the state
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  1  INF                              Acquiring the reader lock to retrieve the state
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  1  INF                              Releasing the reader lock to retrieve the state
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    11/23/2010 13:56:35  1  ERR                              Task services has stopped and failed.  Total failed is now 1
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  1  INF                              Entering function StringResourceManager.GetResourceString
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  1  INF                                Resource id to be retrieved is ServicesTaskFailConfigDisplayLabel for language English (United States)
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  1  INF                                Resource retrieved id ServicesTaskFailConfigDisplayLabel is Failed to register SharePoint services.
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  1  INF                              Leaving function StringResourceManager.GetResourceString
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  1  INF                              Not running in high contrast, so we will paint the background with our trademarked image
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  1  INF                              Updating the task label below the progress bar Failed to register SharePoint services.
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  1  INF                              Entering function FormParameterCollection.Add
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  1  INF                              Leaving function FormParameterCollection.Add
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  1  INF                              Last message from task services is An exception of type System.ArgumentNullException was thrown.  Additional exception information: Value cannot be null.
    Parameter name: path
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  1  INF                              Not running in high contrast, so we will paint the background with our trademarked image
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    11/23/2010 13:56:35  1  INF                              Updating the task additional notification information below the progress bar An exception of type System.ArgumentNullException was thrown.  Additional exception information: Value cannot be null.
    Parameter name: path
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  1  INF                            Leaving function ConfigurationProgressForm.InvokeTaskStateEventHandler
    11/23/2010 13:56:35  8  INF                            Sleeping an extra 1000 ms so things

     

    Tuesday, November 23, 2010 7:10 PM
  • What about errors in Application/System/Security Event logs?
    Oleg
    Tuesday, November 23, 2010 7:43 PM
  • in the application log, i have event 7043 "the desc for event in source "windows sharepoint services 3" cannot be found"

    and event 104 "falied to register sharepoint services:

    n exception of type System.ArgumentNullException was thrown. Additional exception information: Value cannot be null.

    Parameter name: path

    System.ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null.

    Parameter name: path

    at System.IO.DirectoryInfo..ctor(String path)

    at Microsoft.Search.Administration.Security.BinFolder.EnsureACL(String username)

    at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceInstance.Provision()

    at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ServicesTask.InstallServiceInstanceInConfigDB(Boolean provisionTheServiceInstanceToo, String serviceInstanceRegistryKeyName, Object sharepointServiceObject)

    at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ServicesTask.InstallServiceInstances(Boolean provisionTheServiceInstancesToo, String serviceRegistryKeyName, Object sharepointServiceObject)

    at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ServicesTask.InstallServices(Boolean provisionTheServicesToo)

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

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

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at

    Tuesday, November 23, 2010 9:58 PM
  • With MOSS version are you installing?
    Oleg
    Tuesday, November 23, 2010 10:45 PM
  • Hi Skorpio,

    1. Typically, as in recommended, SharePoint is installed using an deadicated account named either SP_Admin or SP_Setup.  Make sure this account is a member of the local administrators group.
    2. Make sure that a host file exists on your server.  It should be located under c:\windows\system3drivers\etc\
    3. Make sure that your SP_Farm account has run as batch local policy permissions.

    Dennis Bottjer | Follow Me: @dbottjer | Blog: Dennis Bottjer.com
    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 5:42 AM
  • version 2007, latest download from microsoft...

    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 6:00 PM
  • MOSS 2007 SP2 ? I had simular issue before. In my case helped fresh Windows installation. I tried to install MOSS 2007 on old server that was used before for an another application.

     


    Oleg
    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 8:11 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Have you changed in the sever name (any OS) or any domain changed (like change in username and password) before you install SharePoint Server 2007?

    I would suggest that you go to IIS manager and then in the application pool of the SSP "SharePoint Central Administration" you change the identity and service. Even it looks correct.

    Please try to reassign and apply it.

     

    Best regards,

    David HM

    • Marked as answer by Peng Lei Thursday, December 2, 2010 6:41 AM
    Thursday, November 25, 2010 2:49 AM
  • Dennis Bottjer:

    Thanks for the abusive mark on the spam post in this thread which as a result I have now deleted.

    Mike


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Friday, November 26, 2010 2:50 PM