When running the “stsadm-o updatefarmcredentials” command we encounter the error "Value cannot be null. Parameter Name: Farm”.

In this case, we use the same account for both SQL and SharePoint.

After updating the correct password for the SQL services in services.msc, we can now run the command without issue.

- See more at: http://expertsharepoint.blogspot.de/2014_04_30_archive.html

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See Also

  1. SharePoint Resources on the TechNet Wiki
  2. SharePoint 2013 Portal
  3. SharePoint 2013 - Service Applications
  4. SharePoint 2013 - Resources for Developers
  5. SharePoint 2013 - Resources for IT Pros