Jump starting a multi-server SharePoint installation

After a multiple server SharePoint install, I noticed some issues with SharePoint, including User Profile Service started, but the properties not appearing correctly. Enabling MMS (Managed Metadata Service and ensuring a proxy connection to the web applications was part of the solution. Clearing the SharePoint cache didn’t help. Neither did a Restart of IIS and the SP Timer service in Services.msc.

When I tried to run a PSConfig, using the command below, it generated a SPUpdatedConcurrencyException, no matter how I tried, even after reboots:

PSCONFIG.EXE -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait -force

Here’s what worked, the following command had to be run, note the “installfeatures” cmd:

PSConfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -force -cmd applicationcontent -install -cmd installfeatures