SharePoint Central Administration (the CA) is a web application that typically exists on a single server in the farm.

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Error installing SharePoint 2010

I try to install SharePoint 2010 on Windows 8. There is a problem on step 7 of Configuration Wizard: 11/04/2012 19:12:28 8 ERR Failed to provision the SharePoint Central Administration Web ...
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No health reports available though features enabled

How do you enable health reports on a SharePoint 2010 server? Under Central Admin, I go to Monitoring, click View Health Reports, and it says: A health report is not available for this site. Usage ...
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Sharepoint Adding a new web front-end

I'm asking the question to avoid disaster for when I actually do the work. I'm planning to Add a new SP 2010 Web front end to my farm and decomission the old one. My question is basically the ...
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SP2013: Create a new Service Application button is greyed out in CA

I am in the central admin of SP2013 onpremise. I logged in as a farm account. I can create webapplications, sitecollections etc. But now I try to create a new service application, but the button is ...
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Backup a site collection using central administration never ends

I want to backup and enterprise wiki site collection inside my SharePoint 2013. so i did the following:- central administration --> backup and restore-->Granular backup --> Perform a site ...
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What is the advantage of using local server admin account on the SharePoint 2010 server over sp_farm account?

What is the best practice and advantage of having the local server admin accounts(user accounts) on the SharePoint 2010 server(to login and check the logs) over the sp_farm & sp_admin account. ...
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Incoming Email Drop Folder Settings

I have two SharePoint Foundation environments (a test and production) that are near identical in configurations. When I look at incoming email settings in both environments, they are the same (IIS6 ...
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Solution “Not deployed” yet actions are successful

I have an odd problem with a farm where solutions are marked as "Not deployed" yet looking at the last operation it shows "Deployed Successfully" and lists all the servers as being successfully ...
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Form based authentication FBA - keeps getting “Make sure your user name and password are correct”

I'm using Sharepoint 2013 Foundation. I have followed a few tutorials on getting the Form Based Authentication to work: ...
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How to get all SharePoint Web Applications in the Central Administration Page from code behind

How can I have the list of all existing SharePoint Web Applications and their site collections from code behind .
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Local administrator privilege is required to update the Farm Administrators' group

I perform an upgrade of SP from WSS SP2 to SPF 2010 SP1. In WSS SP2, I was able to update the farm administrators. In SPF 2010 SP1, I keep receicing the following in the ULS logs: Local ...
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Delete Site on Central Administration

I did an oopsie with central administration on SharePoint 2010. Instead creating site collection, i create a site within the ca. I tried to delete it by go to site setting > sites and workspaces > ...
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Why I cannot see my site collection from internet?

I have a site collection under /sites and I'm extending the whole web application to be mapped to an specified valid static ip address. from a remote computer with internet access i cannot see the ...
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Activate SharePoint Central Admin from console

I've accidentally disable the Central Admin service on my sharepoint server and now I can't find a way to re-activate it. Is there any way to do this using one of the SP command line utilities?
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With FBA, why do providers need to be registered in Central Admin web.config?

I have a web application that uses forms-based authentication. As part of the process of setting this up (e.g. these instructions), I need to register the FBA membership and role providers in Central ...
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Can not disable verbose loggin on sharepoint server 2013

I had some exception on my SharePoint server, so I went to CA >> Monitoring >> Diagnostic logging >>select all categories >> select Verbose After fixing the problem I went ...
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What is the difference between “Permission Policy” and “Permission Level” in SharePoint?

I have been going through various permissions available in SharePoint and I can find two ways to set permissions — Permission Levels and Permission Policy. I am able to assign users Permission Level ...
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SharePoint Online Admin Center Url

I'm looking to validate a sharepoint online admin url, will this always be username-admin.sharepoint.com. Would it be safe to say that if a url ends with -admin.sharepoint.com is valid admin site? ...
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How to enable central administration new Web application ribbon

I have a fresh sharepoint 2013 installation and when I logged in with my credentials, the new web application icon was disabled in the web applications window.
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SharePoint configuration Wizard failes at step 9 - “Failed to add the service connection point for this farm”

I am facing an issue with SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard. I have installed SP1 and then June 2011 CU but after installation when I tried to run the "SharePoint 2010 Products ...
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SharePoint web services web site error Service Unavailable HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable

I am working on SharePoint 2013 , and inside the IIS i have noted a question mark icon beside the "SharePoint Web Services" website, and when i browse the http & https , from IIS->select the ...
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Central admin no longer available, asks to set up new farm

I have a development Sharepoint 2010 enterprise edition. My account has full control and SPShellAdmin credentials on the SQL database farms. Last spring I developed some custom web parts for my ...
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How to remove the Central Admin web app?

How to remove the Central Admin web app from IIS? I am using SharePoint 2010 on Windows Server 2012. I know I can remove an app with the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell by issuing: ...
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Lost Password for Central Administration

I have installed SharePoint 2010 Enterprize and I have a account named administration. Unfortunately I cannot access to SharePoint central administration due to lost password. Is there any way to ...
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Anyway to know who the admin user is?

The person who installed and managed our Sharepoint environment (2007) left the company a few months back. We thought we had the appropriate access for all the sharepoint services, but have found 1 ...
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Web Analytics not working

I have SharePoint Server 2010 with Standard Client Access License and the Web Analytics isn’t populating. I have Web Analytics Data Processing Service and Web Analytics Web Service as started. I get ...
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How to grant permissions to Webapp Web Analytics Reports in Central Administration

My management department asks for access on the Web Analytics reports for the whole web application. I tried giving them the permissions to see Web Analytics, but they are still not able to login into ...
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SharePoint Integration with Team Foundation Server

I am attemping to get SharePoint Portal integrations on Team Foundation Server 2010 x86 running with a standard single server installation on a WinServer w SP2. I can provide any and all information ...
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Search Service Application is inaccessible - “Access denied for SharePoint Farm Admin”

I am unable to access Search Service Application in Central Admin 2010 with SharePoint Farm Administrator credentails. I was able to access SSA with SharePoint Farm Admin credentials since SharePoint ...
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SharePoint 2010 People Picker Issues

I recently performed a database attach upgrade from a SharePoint 2003 system to SharePoint 2007, then up to SharePoint 2010. Everything is running well, for the most part. But one of our biggest ...
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Disable delete items in a site from central admin

From memory I know it is possible to restrict the options in a site from central admin. I want to remove the rights to delete items. How can I do this from central admin to stop site collection admins ...
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SharePoint Full Crawl Times

I'm currently doing a Full Crawl on my SharePoint server. It's been running for about 5 hours. It's adding items to the 'success' column of the crawl History. This is after doing an Index reset, and ...
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Change the Central Administration administrator

How do you change the Central Administration Administrator in SharePoint 2010 ?
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Service Application Stuck in “Stopping” State - How to force-stop?

In this case it's (of course) the User Profile Service Application. How can I force it to stop? I've tried: stsadm -o provisionservice -action stop -servicetype "M ...
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Central Administration - Should I see all sites created?

When I open Central Administration am I supposed to see all the sites that have been created on my intranet? Our Sharepoint intranet connects to the default 80 port ...
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Can't move or access WSS Central Admin

We have several WSS Servers: WSS1 WSS2 WSS3 WSS4 SharePoint thinks that Central Administration is on WSS3 and that it can be access via SSL on port 22641. The problem is that central ...
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Kill stsadm backup process stuck in the background

I used following command for taking sharepoint 2010 site backup. stsadm -o backup -url http://siteurl -filename d:/filename.bak While backup process running, it doesn't allow any create, update ...
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Get slowest page results programmatically?

We can get slowest page report through following path from central administration. CA > Monitoring > View health reports I want to gather this information by code. Please guide me if you have any ...
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SharePoint time differs from the time shown and time fetched using powershell scripts

I deleted a sub site at 7/13/2015 10:39 PM as per the server system time. But the entries in the recycle bin of the particular site collection shows 7/14/2015 10:49 AM which is ahead of the original ...
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SharePoint 2013 People and Groups missing from Site Settings

I'm trying to access People and Groups from Site Settings in the root of my site collection but it doesn't appear in the options (In fact most of the options are missing) I fear that one of our other ...
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VM Snapshot recovery of MOSS 2007?

Has anybody ever recovered their MOSS 2007 farm from VM snapshots from the night prior? MOSS VM, 2 WFE VMs and a SQL 2005 blade. Say SharePoint becomes corrupted and we just can't fix it. Any good ...
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User Profile Service Not working

I will try to be as specific as possible. I have deleted User Profile Service Application, and remade it many times. I think the first two times i Deleted the Synchronization first, and then the ...
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How to add a site collection tempalte to the central administration?

I am trying to create a site collection template and put it in the "custom" tab in the central administration. In this way whenever i want to create a new site collection i will be able to choose my ...
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Creating Sharepoint App -> central admin error

I am creating a SharePoint app , everything went fine . But when I configure Application url, I get below error: Sorry, something went wrong Settings or services required to complete this request ...
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Extending Claims Application - Cannot View Afterwards

I am trying to extend a claims based application (which uses a custom token provider) to enable SharePoint Search on SharePoint Foundation 2010. After I extend the application to use windows login I ...
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How to replace the server name in the web application URL

I have a server named sv002, and I have created an intranet web application at the root of this server. So currently I am able to access the web application using the following URL: - http://sv002. ...
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Difference between Administrator and WSS_Admin_WPG [duplicate]

What is difference between Administrator and WSS_Admin_WPG, on the SharePoint Server Machine Is Administrator rights on Server Machine enough to do all activities on SharePoint server , Power ...
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SharePoint 2013 suddenly start raising the following error:- HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable

The SharePoint server 2013 was working well inside windows sever 2008 r2, but suddenly I start getting the following error when trying to access the sharepoint administration UI:- Service Unavailable ...
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Sharepoint 2010 and TMG configuration

I have a SharePoint 2010 Portal that uses claims based authentication with NTLM. The portal was published to TMG with site name something like staff.portal.com I have also installed certificates in ...
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The Machine Translation Service is not running when it should be running error message

I get this error in Central Administration. The Machine Translation Service is not running when it should be running It tells me to do the following: "From the Central Admin UI, navigate to manage ...