Setting up Application server with no Web Apps

Dec 29, 2011 at 4:39 AM
Edited Dec 29, 2011 at 4:40 AM

Hi,

Trying to setup a SharePoint farm using the autospinstaller.

However for the application server when trying to remove the <WebApplications> node I get an error:

 

 - Creating Web App ""...

New-SPWebApplication : Cannot bind argument to parameter 'Name' because it is null. At C:\install\AutoSPInstaller\AutoSPInstaller\AutoSPInstallerFunctions.ps1:1813 char:35

+ New-SPWebApplication -Name <<<<  $MySiteName -ApplicationPoolAccount $MySiteAppPoolAcct -ApplicationPool $MySiteAppPool -DatabaseName $MySiteDB -HostHeader $MySiteHostHeader -Url $MySiteURL -Port $MySitePort -SecureSocketsLayer:$MySiteUseSSL | Out-Null

 + CategoryInfo : InvalidData: (:) [New-SPWebApplication], ParameterBindingValidationException

+ FullyQualifiedErrorId: ParameterArgumentValidationErrorNullNotAllowed,Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPCmdletNewSPWebApplication

 

Can anyone advise what is the best way to mod the config file to not provision any WebApps and continue to configure the other components

Any help will be appreciated. thanks in advance

 

Regards.


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 - Creating Web App ""...
New-SPWebApplication : Cannot bind argument to parameter 'Name' because it is n

ull.

At C:\install\AutoSPInstaller\AutoSPInstaller\AutoSPInstallerFunctions.ps1:1813

 char:35

+                     New-SPWebApplication -Name <<<<  $MySiteName -Application

PoolAccount $MySiteAppPoolAcct -ApplicationPool $MySiteAppPool -DatabaseName $M

ySiteDB -HostHeader $MySiteHostHeader -Url $MySiteURL -Port $MySitePort -Secure

SocketsLayer:$MySiteUseSSL | Out-Null

    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (:) [New-SPWebApplication], Paramet

   erBindingValidationException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentValidationErrorNullNotAllowed,M

   icrosoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPCmdletNewSPWebApplication

Coordinator
Dec 29, 2011 at 12:31 PM

You actually have to initially provision at least one web app. You can remove it afterwards, but the idea is to create a farm with at least one content web app (two if you are setting up the User Profile Service).

Also instead of removing the web app(s) afterwards you can simply stop the Foundation Web Application Service instance on your app server(s) to effectively disable the web app(s) on them.

Brian

Jan 4, 2012 at 5:37 AM

Thanks Brian

thought that'll be the case.

Jan 6, 2012 at 12:48 PM
brianlala wrote:

You actually have to initially provision at least one web app. You can remove it afterwards, but the idea is to create a farm with at least one content web app (two if you are setting up the User Profile Service).

Also instead of removing the web app(s) afterwards you can simply stop the Foundation Web Application Service instance on your app server(s) to effectively disable the web app(s) on them.

Brian

Cheers Brian. This was also the issue on the post that I made a while ago. Posted a referral [X] in that topic towards this thread!

Jan 17, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Hi,

I am also having the same problem when provisioning the user profile.

Would someone can inform me what real solution is for this problem.

Thnx in advance.

- Provisioning User Profile Service Application

- Starting User Profile Service instance...

- Creating Web App ""...

New-SPWebApplication : Cannot bind argument to parameter 'Name' because it is n

ull.

At C:\SP2010\AutoSPInstaller\AutoSPInstallerFunctions.ps1:1813 char:35

+ New-SPWebApplication -Name <<<< $MySiteName -Application

PoolAccount $MySiteAppPoolAcct -ApplicationPool $MySiteAppPool -DatabaseName $M

ySiteDB -HostHeader $MySiteHostHeader -Url $MySiteURL -Port $MySitePort -Secure

SocketsLayer:$MySiteUseSSL | Out-Null

+ CategoryInfo : InvalidData: (:) [New-SPWebApplication], Paramet

erBindingValidationException

+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentValidationErrorNullNotAllowed,M

icrosoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPCmdletNewSPWebApplication

 

--------------------------------------------------------------

- Script aborted!

- Error Provisioning the User Profile Service Application

Jan 17, 2012 at 1:33 PM
Edited Jan 17, 2012 at 4:44 PM

The creation of the "User Profile Services" needs 2 standard webapplication types to be present:
1. The portal.
2. The MySite. 

At the start of the "User Profile Services" part it takes a lot of configuration names and settings from the xml-inputfile. You have either removed one (or both) of the above mentioned webapplications which means "User Profile Services" does not want to install.

You will need to include both mentioned webapplication types, being a "MySiteHost" and a "Portal"!

For example:

       <WebApplication type="MySiteHost"
                        name="Personal My Sites"
                        applicationPool="MySites"
                        applicationPoolAccount="domain\username"
                        url="http://hostname.domaintoplevel.domain"
                        port="80"
                        databaseName="MySites_Content"
       etc...etc...etc...

Jul 11, 2012 at 4:34 PM

I know one thing that causes this to happen because I stumbled onto it - I'm posting here in the event it helps someone... After I installed my first WFE (Goal was 2 X WFEs and 1 App Svr) I attempted to install my app server.  When I saw it "hang up" while attempting to create the User Profile Service, I broke out and then...

1. Ran the Configuration Wizard on WFE1

2. Attempted to run the Wizard on the App Server (It had a problem and didn't join the farm); When I attempted to re-run the AutoSPInstaller on the App Server I saw the errors you posted above.  Probably overkill, but I uninstalled SPS 2010 and started over.

Apr 14, 2014 at 11:17 PM
Hi,
Im getting a symilar error when Ive tried to configure apps on my SP 2013 dev whe Ive run:
$proxyAppSvc = New-SPAppManagementServiceApplicationProxy -ServiceApplication $appAppSvc
The error was:
New-SPAppManagementServiceApplicationProxy : Cannot bind argument to parameter because it is null.
The previous command was good. It create the db and didn
t give any error.
$appSubSvc = New-SPSubscriptionSettingsServiceApplication -
ApplicationPool $appPoolSubSvc -Name SettingsServiceApp2 -DatabaseName SettingsS
erviceApp2DB
I have 2 WebApplications created. So why I'm not able to run this command to setup the SP 2013 server to use apps?
Please advise.
Thanks