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How to perform a repair on a Sharepint install that used autospinstaller

Topics: General Questions
Jun 19, 2016 at 9:03 AM
Is there a specific set of steps required to perform a repair on a Sharepoint 2010 Installation that had been performed using the autospinstaller? For example if I have SP1 slipstreamed into the Autospinstaller Updates folder and choose to do a repair from the control panel it seems to only install the basic RTM binaries. I have tried installing some of these binaries directly from the updates folder but there are too many. Should I be able to simply rerun the batch file and reinstall the server? The rest of the farm is fine so I dont want to run the risk of the installer making changes just because I want to update a single server with SP1. Any insights would be great thanks, Ian
Jun 20, 2016 at 9:02 AM
Edited Jun 20, 2016 at 9:06 AM
There is nothing special about AutoSPInstaller which would lead to a different course of action. If I understand your situation correctly, one of your servers maybe missing the correct binaries and still part of the farm i.e., shows on Get-SPServer.

If this is the case, I would suggest that you run configuration wizard on that server, disconnect it from the farm first (more care needed if server is part of Search Topology).

How to fix after this point should not affect the farm as it will only join the farm when binaries match. I would not manually install anything from the updates folder and No, you cannot simply rerun the batch file and reinstall the server. You would have to disconnect, uninstall all the binaries, then re-install. At this point, you may be better off starting with a fresh server.

As of AutoSPInstaller making changes, it actually may do that. It depends whether your farm configurations have changed since you have first installed SharePoint. You may want to use AutoSPInstaller to install the binaries, Join the farm, install standard services and features, then stop. That will likely leave a lot to be done, but it will likely not change the configuration of your farm.

It is not a very good position to be and the constraints you have given does not make this task any simpler.
Jun 21, 2016 at 8:57 PM
OK, Many thanks for the reply.