"An exception of type system.security.principal.identitynotmappedexception was thrown" – SharePoint

Sharing my trouble shooting experience with SharePoint. I was running the SharePoint configuration wizard after a issue being report by a user, issue was:

Failed to register SharePoint services.

Error message: "An exception of type System.Security.Principal.IdentityNotMappedException was thrown.  Additional exception information: Some or all identity references could not be translated."

After some investigation discovered that the "SharePoint Central Administration v3"- Application Pool – in IIS had the wrong username and password configured in the Identity tab (must be result of username / password change).  Fixed that, restarted the App Pool, ran the SharePoint wizard again and it all got resolved!

Referring to the SharePoint manual, the problem could also have been resolved by using

"stsadm.exe -o updatefarmcredentials -userlogin -password".

Now in my records….

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May 5, 2009 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
Posted in: SharePoint, Tools, Tips & Utilities

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