So My Site migration is a complete PITA with SharePoint 2013. I’m completely over trying to get this thing to migrate.
I’m in the midst of preparing for my migration by recreating my UPS (ala my dance with the UPS style) today and I forgot to set the NetBIOS prior to running the sync. Once you’ve run the intial sync there’s ONLY one way to fix it so that UPS uses the NetBIOS. You need to blow your sync connection away and start with a fresh full sync. Yes, the blog post pertains to SP2010 but it works identically in SP2013. Props to the author for helping me out:
SP2010 User Profile Service Application Setup and NetBIOSDomainNamesEnabled Issues
I’m pissed. Like, in disbelief pissed. Kinda like my buddy Tracy:
Anyone seen this KB? The Products Preparation Tool in SharePoint Server 2013 may not progress past “Configuring Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role”
The KB lists 2 possible workarounds: 1) Install a hotfix; or , 2) Run a whole bunch of PowerShell that requires the OS .iso readily available. I’ve tried both with little to no success. I especially see issues when it comes to the AppFabric and Distributed Cache.
So you can imagine my disbelief when the true workaround is to Install the IIS role first before running the Pre-Req installer. Do that and the pre-req installer runs just fine (at least on Server 2012). Son of a…