Following are some of the common SharePoint Server installation issues and solutions
Issue 1: an exception of type System.IO.FileNotFoundException was thrown. additional exception information: could not load file or assembly Microsoft.IdentityModel version=18.104.22.168
This issue will raise because Windows Identify Pack wasn’t installed. Install Windows Identify pack and run again.
Be sure to install 6.0 for Vista and 6.1 for Windows 7.
Issue 2: Failed to create the configuration database. An exception of type System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException was thrown. Additional exception information: The data is invalid.
To resolve this issue, follow the steps
Modify the ACL(Access Control Lists) on the 14 directory under %commonprogramfiles\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions.
Right-click on the folder %commonprogramfiles%\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14, and then select the Security tab.
- On the 14 Properties dialog under the Security tab, select Edit.
- Permissions for 14 dialog click Add… and enter Network Service in the Enter the object names to select and then click OK.
- select Full Control under Permissions for NETWORK SERVICE and click OK.
After this open Registry Editor and delete the “SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\Secure\FarmAdmin” Registry key and then run the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard.
Issue 3: An exception of type Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileException was thrown. Additional exception information: Unrecognized attribute ‘allowInsecureTransport’. Note that attribute names are case-sensitive. (C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\WebClients\Profile\client.config line 56).
To resolve the issue you can perform the following steps:
Download and install KB976462 from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976462 for Windows Server 2008 R2 or KB971831 from http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Project/Download/FileDownload.aspx?ProjectName=KB971831&DownloadId=7285 for Windows Server 2008 and run the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard.