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

This short article shows you the possible way to resolve the error “The SDDL string contains an invalid sid or a sid that cannot be translated”.

Following the article I did the following.

1. Determine which user account you want to use for the search service and add it to the WSS_Admin_WPG group.

2. Launch the SharePoint 2013 Management Shell and execute the following command: $SearchUser = Get-Credential YOUR-DOMAIN\YOUR-SEARCH-USER

3. Enter the credentials for the account when asked.

4. Next, execute this command: New-SPManagedAccount -Credential $SearchUser

5. Go to the following path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\15.0\Data\Office Server and find the folder that begins with “Analytics_”.

6. Right-click, choose Properties, Sharing tab, and the Advanced Sharing button.

7. Share this folder and click on Permissions.

8. Add the Search user account with Full Control and also add the WSS_ADMIN_WPG with Full Control.

9. Relaunch the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard and it should complete without an issue.

After I did that it was still did not work for me until I enable TCPIP in SQL Server. To enable the SQL Server TCPIP refer to here:

About chanmingman

Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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