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I have spent TWO(2) DAYS on this stupid error:

An exception of type System.Security.Principal.IdentityNotMappedException was thrown.  Additional exception information: Some or all identity references could not be translated.

when reinstalling Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007). Well, scouring to the ends of Google-land, I didn't find a solution. From what I found never included #3 step below. I finally figured that problem out myself. For all with this error:

1. Delete/Remove all SharePoint databases.

2. Go into IIS and delete the "SharePoint Central Administration V3" site (if it didn't get removed during an uninstall).

3. MOST IMPORTANT!!! - Go into IIS and under "Application Pools" and delete "SharePoint Central Administration V3" (or be like me who wasted 2 freakin days).

If you don't follow #3, your install will fail every damn time in every scenario (Basic, Advanced - Complete, Web, Stand-Alone) and these installs/reinstalls can take a very LONG time.

Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2007 11:16 PM | Back to top


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nice good try worked 100 %
Left by vel on May 31, 2007 5:30 AM

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Absolutely brilliant. Worked as a charm.

Cheers,
JW
Left by JW on Jun 08, 2007 6:58 AM

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THANK YOU. YOU ARE MY HERO.
Left by Park on Jun 12, 2007 1:57 AM

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Nice catch.

I almost hit 2 days myself. Thanks for the info #3 was it, worked like a charm.

Larry
Left by Zonka on Jun 15, 2007 10:54 AM

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Thanks for wasting 2 days of your time so that I didn't have to..jk. Worked like a charm. I did try a bunch of other things first, though, and nothing worked.

Thanks again.

Peter
Left by Petererik on Jun 26, 2007 12:29 PM

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If you have installed full SQL Server 2005, it is also worth going into the management console and deleting the databases (SharedServices, Admin, Config, WSS_Content and WSS_Search all get left behind after an uninstall)
Left by Joining Dots on Aug 01, 2007 4:48 AM

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BTW, if you stop the MOSS services before doing the uninstall, then you shouldn't have to go into IIS and delete, it will do it automatically for you (well, it did on mine...)
Left by Joining Dots on Aug 01, 2007 4:51 AM

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I am trying to install WSS3.0 on server and I am getting this error. If i look at the DB I can see the table created but there is nathing in ISS. I am not sure what to do and its my thirds day... Can any one please help ?
Thank You
Left by daastan on Sep 20, 2007 7:09 PM

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take a look here:http://blogs.msdn.com/fooshen/archive/2007/02/01/installing-moss-without-ad.aspx

it will help you

Cheers
Left by Rui on Dec 01, 2007 7:19 AM

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this totally fixed my problem. you are the MAN
Left by Lee on Jan 15, 2008 3:13 PM

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I owe you 1 working day of my life.
Left by JAgra on Mar 05, 2008 11:02 AM

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Hi
when iam going to restore moss 2007 backup to another machine it's getting this error.iam using moss2007 wss 3.0 and sqlserver 2005
Access to the path 'E:\ousl_backup-02052008\spbrtoc.xml' is denied.
pls support me.

thank you
Left by bimal on May 05, 2008 5:30 AM

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Thank you, thank you! Much appreciated.
Left by db on Jul 17, 2008 9:59 AM

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You just save me my day...
Left by panruss on Aug 05, 2008 10:53 AM

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You are the CHAMP!!
Left by Shaun on Oct 18, 2008 9:26 PM

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Thanks man, You saved my day!
Left by Oli on Apr 08, 2009 4:53 AM

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Thanks man. I did steps 1 and 2 but not the 3rd one. I was already preparing myself for an installation from scratch, OS included.
Left by RJ on Jul 29, 2009 9:59 AM

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thanks! I thought it was a sql error, you saved my day!
Left by Marquisian on Nov 04, 2009 4:19 AM

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yes this worked! thanks.
Left by sm on Dec 15, 2009 3:42 PM

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Thank you, this was a good lesson for me to learn to read error messages. Appreciate the post vm.
Left by Ryan G on Apr 26, 2010 7:10 PM

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Thank you very much.
You just save me today.
Left by Anh on Sep 09, 2010 2:35 AM

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