Looking at the services in Farm I noticed this error
Windows SharePoint Services Web Application Required on Farm, not running Upgrading
Turns out the solution is a simple bit of command line, but not STSADMIN but psconfig. I wasted some time trying to find the STSADMIN fix.
Well the solution was rather simple,:
- I just open the CMD command line editor in Windows Server.
- I used the CD command line to get to the BIN file C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN on my machine.
- Typed the command psconfig -cmd upgrade -force