SQL Does Not Have the Required MaxDegree of Parallelism Setting of 1

SharePoint Adam

So you were quick to jump on SharePoint 2013 Preview, eh? If you are a good SharePoint person and are attempting to run SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard with least privilege, then you are probably at this post because you hit this:

Configuration Failed

Failed to create the configuration database.

This SQL Service instance does not have the required “maxdegree of parallelism” setting of 1. Database provisioning operations will continue to fail if “maxdgree of parallelism” is not set 1 or the current account does not have permissions to change the setting…


The default setting for this in SQL is 0 and this was not a requirement, but a recommendation, in SharePoint 2010. Our new buddy SharePoint 2013 requires that MAXDOP be set to exactly 1. Furthermore, as foreshadowed above, if you ran the wizard with a highly privilege account on SQL, then the account would automatically make the settings…

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