troubleshooting Question

Cannot install MOSS solution, returns A web configuration modification operation is already running.

Avatar of trc29
trc29 asked on
Microsoft IIS Web ServerWindows Server 2003Microsoft SharePoint
6 Comments1 Solution1552 ViewsLast Modified:
So I'm attempting to install SharePoint Solutions Workflow Essentials into my MOSS 2007 farm (2 WFE, 1 index).  The deployment process fails whens it reaches the part where it kicks off a timer job to modify the web.config files.  Here's the exact error message:

A web configuration modification operation is already running.

***** SOLUTION DEPLOYMENT *****
INDEXSVR : The solution was successfully deployed.
WFE1 : The solution was successfully deployed.
WFE2 : The solution was successfully deployed.

***** ERROR *****
A web configuration modification operation is already running.
System.InvalidOperationException: A web configuration modification operation is already running.
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebService.ApplyWebConfigModifications()
   at SPSolutions.SharePoint.WorkflowEssentials.Activities.WebConfigEntry.FeatureActivated(SPFeatureReceiverProperties properties)
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPFeature.DoActivationCallout(Boolean fActivate, Boolean fForce)
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPFeature.Activate(SPSite siteParent, SPWeb webParent, SPFeaturePropertyCollection props, Boolean fForce)
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPAdminFeatureCollection.Add(Guid featid, SPFeaturePropertyCollection props, Boolean fForce)
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPFeatureCollection.AddInternal(Guid featureId, SPFeaturePropertyCollection properties, Boolean force, Boolean fMarkOnly)
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPFeatureCollection.Add(Guid featureId)
   at SPSolutions.Installation.SolutionInstaller.InstallProcessControl.ActivateFeatureCommand.Execute()
   at SPSolutions.Installation.SolutionInstaller.InstallProcessControl.TimerEventInstall(Object myObject, EventArgs myEventArgs)
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I've contacted their support and they suggested looking in Operations -> Timer Job Definitions for a job called "Windows SharePoint Services Web.Config Update" and to delete it.  I did this, attempted to reinstall, and still no good.  

Does anyone have any other ideas?  I need to get this working ASAP.

Thanks
Join the community to see this answer!
Join our exclusive community to see this answer & millions of others.
Unlock 1 Answer and 6 Comments.
Join the Community
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 6 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros