Hi

I just recently got experience of Installing SharePoint 2013 on a standalone machine, set finished very well but got following error in configuration, although central administration was working well but search service application was showing error.

The SDDL string contains an invalid sid or a sid that cannot be translated

at System.Security.AccessControl.RawSecurityDescriptor.BinaryFormFromSddlForm(String sddlForm)
at System.Security.AccessControl.RawSecurityDescriptor..ctor(String sddlForm)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Win32.SPNetApi32.CreateShareSecurityDescriptor(String[] readNames, String[] changeNames, String[] fullControlNames, String& sddl)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Win32.SPNetApi32.CreateFileShare(String name, String description, String path)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPServer.CreateFileShare(String name, String description, String path)
at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.AnalyticsAdministration.CreateAnalyticsUNCShare(String dirParentLocation, String shareName)
at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.AnalyticsAdministration.ProvisionAnalyticsShare(SearchServiceApplication serviceApplication)
at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.AnalyticsAdministration.CreateDefaultStoreLocation(SearchServiceApplication serviceApplication)
at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.AnalyticsAdministration.ProvisionRawEventStore(SearchServiceApplication serviceApplication)
at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.AnalyticsServiceAdministration.Provision()
at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceApplication.Provision()
at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.EvalModeProvisionTask.ProvisionServiceApplicationsAndProxies()
at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.EvalModeProvisionTask.Run()
at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.TaskThread.ExecuteTask()

 

 

solution is very easy, navigate to “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\15.0\Data\Office Server” you will see a folder starting “Analytics_GUID” , right click the properties, share this folder and give everyone full access.

run configuration wizard again and you will see successful configuration message.