"SharePoint Foundation administration tool has stopped working" error during a slipstream installation
When you run a a slipstream installation of SharePoint Server 2016, you receive the following error message:
"SharePoint Foundation administration tool has stopped working"
This error occurs because the Microsoft SharePoint Foundation administration tool (Stsadm.exe) tries to access the SharePoint farm during a slipstream installation before the farm is created.
You can safely ignore this message because the error does not affect the integrity of the SharePoint slipstream installation.
To avoid this error, run a non-slipstream installation of SharePoint Server 2016. After the SharePoint Server 2016 installation is complete, install the SharePoint updates.
A slipstream installation installs the product and additional product updates at the same time. To run a slipstream installation, put the .msp files from the SharePoint updates into the updates folder of the SharePoint installation media. Then, run the Setup.exe file from the SharePoint installation media.
When this error occurs, the Windows event log may include the following logged events:
Log Name: Application Source: .NET Runtime Date: DateTime Event ID: 1026 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: ServerName Description: Application: stsadm.exe Framework Version: v4.0.30319 Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception. Exception Info: System.IO.FileNotFoundException at Microsoft.SharePoint.StsAdmin.SPStsAdmin..cctor() Exception Info: System.TypeInitializationException at Microsoft.SharePoint.StsAdmin.SPStsAdmin.Main(System.String)
Log Name: Application Source: Application Error Date: DateTime Event ID: 1000 Task Category: (100) Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: ServerName Description: Faulting application name: stsadm.exe, version: 16.0.4300.1000, time stamp: 0x561d26d9 Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 6.3.9600.18340, time stamp: 0x57366075 Exception code: 0xe0434352 Fault offset: 0x000000000000xxxx Faulting process id: 0x000 Faulting application start time: 0x0000000000000000 Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\BIN\stsadm.exe Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll Report Id: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID: