How to reset the Passphrases of SharePoint 2016 Farm and Add Server into farm when getting failed to connect configuration database

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How to reset the Passphrases of SharePoint 2016 Farm and Add Server into farm when getting failed to connect configuration database2018-10-16T12:52:50+00:00

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    How to reset the Passphrases of SharePoint 2016 Farm

    Solved: An exception of type System.ArgumentException was thrown. Additional exception information: Error during decryption. Ensure the passphrase is correct.

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    Configuration Failed – Failed to connect to the configuration database: Error during decryption. Ensure the passphrase is correct.

    Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.Powershell

    $passphrase = ConvertTo-SecureString -String “Password” -asPlainText -Force

    Set-SPPassPhrase -PassPhrase $passphrase -Confirm

    After running the command successfully, make sure that you login with your farm admin account and this farm admin account let’s say “SP2016FarmAdmin” should have below permissions:

    1. DBO permissions on SP configuration database
    2. Clean the cache on all servers
      1. For Manual cleaning
      2. For Script based cleaning
    3. Run the PS config and go through the steps the configuration will run smoothly, if the configuration gives to Failed to connect, go for manual cleaning link and clean the server that you want to add and start the timer service with farm admin account as automatic and also check point 1.

     

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