Recently, I encountered a problem while installing SharePoint 2013. I just installed the SharePoint 2013 and when I run configuration wizard the following error was thrown just after the 3rd step of creation of configuration database.
Sometimes when we try to install patches in SharePoint environment we face the error stating
An error occurred while running detection.
This is due to a reason that SharePoint couldn’t recognize whether the version of the patch that is going to be installed is valid for your environment or not.
Let me give you a brief about what Office Web App Server is for those who don’t know what it is used for. Its basically a server which provides the Office Services to edit or view the office documents in the browser itself without the need of office installed on local machine of end users.
Installing OWA Server on Windows Server is not a pain until its Windows Server 2012 R2. Normally one would think like SharePoint it would give the list of pre-requisites which would be installed automatically but it doesn’t do that.