You may notice the above comment when you create a brand new farm in Central Admin under Central Administration->Upgrade and Migration -> Review database status
On a new farm without any site collection you should have the Sharepoint_config configoration database and the Sharepoint_AdminContent_*** content database.
the Sharepoint_AdminContent_*** content database is the one with the status Databases running in compatibility range, upgrade recommended.
you can also view more details on the event viewer :
You have performed an initial core install of SharePoint 2016 onto a single server. You have not yet created user content web applications or instantiated any service applications. Later, you check Health Reports and notice the following warning:
|Title||Databases running in compatibility range, upgrade recommended|
|Severity||2 – Warning|
|Explanation||The following databases have versions that are older than the current SharePoint software, but are within the backwards compatible range:
[central admin content database].
|Remedy||To achieve optimal results from these databases, use Upgrade-SPContentDatabase to upgrade Content databases, or psconfig.exe to upgrade other databases. For more information about this rule, see
|Failing Services||SPTimerService (SPTimerV4)|
To fix this you can run the following code :
Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Sharepoint.Powershell clear stsadm.exe -o localupgradestatus # get detailed information on database status # get all databases since the admin content db doesn't considered as a regular # content DB and won't show in Get-SPDatabase without the -Auto command Get-SPDatabase | ft -Auto Psconfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait -force # upgrade databases
Ref: Microsoft TechNet