The local farm is not accessible

Posted on 2014-04-02
Last Modified: 2014-04-13

I'm receiving the error "The local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with FeatureDependencyId are not registered" when accessing the SharePoint shell console. My account is a SP admin account and has the Sharepoint Shell Admin role on the Sharepoint_Config database, and I am running the shell as an administrator. All the admin accounts are similarly affected.

I am running SharePoint 2013 on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

All help appreciated.


Question by:Shadowrunner1978
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by:Walter Curtis
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You account needs to be added to the SharePoint_Shell_Access role on the database server. This TechNet article describes exactly how to do that:

Hope that helps

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As mentioned in my original post, my account already has this.


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by:Walter Curtis
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It would help if I opened my eyes I suppose. One thing though, as TechNet points out, this can also be granted at the database (content database) level, so that may be something to consider. Take a look at the article for any clues to solve your problem.

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Shadowrunner1978 earned 0 total points
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Ended up recreating the databases as I never managed to get shell access even though the permissions were correct.

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