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When I ran SharePoint2010 EasySetup, it failed with error: New-SPSite : Cannot access the local farm. Verify that the local farm is properly configured, currently available, and that y ou have the appropriate permissions to access the database before trying again. At C:\SharePoint2010EasySetup\Labs\EasySetup\Source\SpEasy-PostInstall.ps1:132 char:11

The reason is that $wApp as follow is empty. How to fix this? any suggestion?

$hostName = ""
$siteName = "Contoso"
$wApp = Get-SPWebApplication

# create new site
Append-SpEasyLog ("`tCreating site: " + $hostName)
New-SPSite ("http://" + $hostName) -OwnerAlias $curUser.Name -HostHeaderWebApplication $wApp.Url -Name "Contoso" -Template $siteTemplate | Out-Null

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  1. Are you running the PowerShell commands elevated (run as administrator)?
  2. Do you have enough permissions to create the site collection? (farm admin or user with appropriate permissions, see Add-SPShellAdmin)
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Yes, the current user is in local admin group. – PerlDev Jan 28 '11 at 14:11
When starting SP management shell cmdlet, I got the warning: The local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with FeatureDependencyId are not registered. – PerlDev Jan 29 '11 at 21:44
Somehow easy setup couldn't create SharePoint Configuration/Content databases. After manually created them, easy setup runs without any issue. – PerlDev Feb 14 '11 at 4:39

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