PSConfig Stuck at 10%

After I rebuilt my SharePoint Server I moved across one last database. After a restart SharePoint reported that the database was in compatibility mode.

I opened up an elevated SharePoint PowerShell and ran the following command:

  • PSConfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -force

PSConfig went through the steps and got stuck on Step 3. This has to be a permission problem. Remembering that on my old server I made changes to the registry permissions.

I ran regedit and navigated to the following key:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\15.0\Secure

If you right click on the secure key and click permissions you will see the WSS_ADMIN_WPG and WSS_WPG users. I granted both full access.

Immediately after I made this change the upgrade commenced and was successful.

Hope it helps


3 thoughts on “PSConfig Stuck at 10%

  1. Brien Parrett April 4, 2014 / 5:18 am

    You should only have to grant full control to WSS_ADMIN_WPG. WSS_WPG shouldn’t ever need full control permissions. It’s a reader group.

  2. Ronald May 24, 2014 / 10:03 am

    I have this problem after install SP1 for SharePoint 2013. WSS_ADMIN_WPG and WSS_WPG did you mean the FARM account?

    I also have the problem with the user profile service.

    Hope you can help me to solve our problem..

    • edwardvbs May 26, 2014 / 10:53 am


      yes the farm account. I normally stop and delete the user profile service and start again.

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