Wednesday, October 7, 2009

An exception of type was thrown while configurating MOSS

I came across an issue in which MOSS was present in the server and i was doing a re-configuration of Sharepoint farm connecting it to a new server farm. I came across the error "An exception of type was thrown". I had checked that I had cleaned up the config database and also the admin content Database of previously set farm. I had manually deleted the web sites present in IIS related to sharepoint. I was not sure as to why this error came up.
Doing a bit of research, I came to know there was issue with the Central Admin App pool as it was running in another service account. I had deleted the Central admin website but had missed out to delete the App Pools related to sharepoint which created this issue.
Once I deleted the App Pools related to Sharepoint and started the configuration again. Everything worked perfectly fine.

Hope this experience helps someone.


  1. Thanks for posting this information. It was very helpful to me in setting up a new sharepoint farm.

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