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So whilst in the process of attempting to install the March PU for SharePoint 2013, the SharePoint Technologies Config wizard seemed to be taking a very long time to complete.  So long in fact that it never completed and just seemed to be hung on Step 9 of 10, upgrading SharePoint 2013.

Looking at the pcsdiagnostic logs there were a lot of the following events,  and pretty much nothing else:

SyncUpgradeTimerJob: sleeping for 10 seconds

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Sometimes, and for a seemingly random selection of users, SharePoint will display a user as Domain/User rather than using the Preferred display name.  So for example instead of Displaying my name as Neil Cummings, it will show as SharePoint/ncummings. 

One way to resolve this is to reset the sync DB by running the following commands:

stsadm -o sync -listolddatabases 0
stsadm -o sync -deleteolddatabases 0
stsadm -o sync -synctiming m:1
stsadm -o sync

This is non-destructive and may resolve the problem.

So I recently came across this error whilst trying to solve a problem with a customer Search Service.  This produces an error with pretty much all search queries.

Internal server error exception: System.ServiceModel.FaultException1[System.ServiceModel.ExceptionDetail]: The network path was not found. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070035) (Fault Detail is equal to An ExceptionDetail, likely created by IncludeExceptionDetailInFaults=true, whose value is: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: The network path was not found. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070035)
at System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.ThrowExceptionForHRInternal(Int32 errorCode, IntPtr errorInfo)
at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Query.KeywordQueryInternal.Execute()    Read more