Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Service running under Network Service account in workgroup environment is not supported SharePoint 2013

Here is the one of the strange issue you will be getting when you install SharePoint 2013 Preview version.

Service running under Network Service account in workgroup environment is not supported

This one is pretty easy to interpret and get around since you really only need to change where AppFabric is running.

So, The resolution for this error is :

1. Open SharePoint PowerShell

2. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\BIN

NOTE : SharePoint 2013 is using 15 hive folder in installation ( You have older 14 hive also )

3. psconfig.exe -cmd Configdb create SkipRegisterAsDistributedCacheHost 

Run the above script and you will be proceed with the installation. After this Error fixed you will be come up with the new issue Service running under Network Service account in workgroup environment is not supported This also i have explained in the other post find here

Thank you !!


  1. not able to see the script mate, pls help

    1. Here is the script :

      psconfig.exe -cmd Configdb create SkipRegisterAsDistributedCacheHost

  2. The script is:
    psconfig.exe -cmd Configdb create SkipRegisterAsDistributedCacheHost

  3. Thanks so much! That worked for me. How could you have possible known that?

  4. Babu Rao is right, helped me out as well! Next step to get it working.

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