Archive for January, 2014

Installing PowerPivot for SharePoint 2013 as Farm Administrator fails


After you install the SQL parts to enable PowerPivot for SharePoint 2013 you need to run the ‘PowerPivot for SharePoint 2013 Configuration Tool’. This configuration tool will deploy the features, services, applications and solutions that are needed by PowerPivot.

If you run this tool, you might receive a validation error stating you need to be a SharePoint Farm Administrator, even if you already have farm administrator privileges.

System Validation

The user is not farm administrator. Please address the validation failures and try again


Error during installation of SharePoint 2013 Workflow Manager


If you want to use Workflows in your Microsoft SharePoint 2013 environment, you need to install SharePoint 2013 Workflow Manager. You can install the Workflow Manager either on a server that is also running SharePoint or on a separate server and communication between SharePoint is both possible over HTTP and HTTPS. This article on TechNet describes how to install the Workflow Manager.

However, during the installation of the of the Workflow Manager on your (development) environment, can might receive the following error:

Could not obtain information about the Windows NT group/user ‘Domain\ServiceAccount’, error code 0x6e.

Where ‘Domain\ServiceAccount’ is the account configured to run the service.