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

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How to access my “Outgoing E-Mail Settings” from code?

Is it possible for me to pull the values that are in: Central Admin -> System Settings -> Configure outgoing e-mail settings from my code behind using the object model?
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Delete Unused Search Application Databases

Can you please let me know if there is any process of deleting the unused search service application databases using Power shell .Even i deleted the search service application the databases are still ...
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Site collection owners and site collection administrators. Can anyone explain the difference in plain english

Just found this on MSDN and I'm confused. the Owners group of a site is not the same as the site collection owners, which themselves are called site collection administrators in the Central ...
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Site Collection Not Selectable in Central Administration After Moving Site Using SQL .bak File

I've inherited a SharePoint site as sql .bak file. I took the following steps to create the site: Create a Web Application Create a root site (no template) Delete the default database: ...
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Central administration is displayed wrong

Just after installation of sharepoint 2010 I opened central administration it looked weird, like no styles and js had been loaded. A screenshot of CA and js-errors in console is presented here: ...
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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 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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Allow a specific file type to be rendered in iFrame

We've been looking at enabling the Permissive File Handling in Central Admin of our SharePoint 2010 on an intranet site collection. However, we're wondering if we can allow specific file types to be ...
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Storing settings for a service application

I created a custom service application which needs to store some settings. I've been able to create a manage.aspx management page which is usable in Central Admin. But what I don't know is where I ...
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Why am I still getting quota reached upload error after increasing the quota for a site collection?

A user was trying to upload documents to their site collection and reached the quota limit. I increased the quota for him but he is still getting the same error that the quota has been reached when he ...
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Problems with WebApplication after Host Header name is given [closed]

I have created a Web App with Host Header and created a Site collection in it. There was no error message or any problems pertaining while creating web app or site collection but problem comes when I ...
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Authentication Type invisible in “Edit Authentication” Window (Central Administration 2010)

I am facing a strange issue in Central Administration. I was trying to change the Authentication Type of a Web Application by following the steps, Central Administration -> Manage Web Application -> ...
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Enable Enterprise Features option missing in my Central Administration

I want to upgrade the existing Sharepoint installation to the Enterprise version, but there's "Enable Enterprise Features" option missing from my "Upgrade and Migration" portion of the Central ...
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User Profile Service Application CA pages slowness

How are your loading times of the User Profile Service Application pages in the Central Administration ? Mine are often beyond one or two minutes, for example when adding a new user property. I am not ...
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Infopath Publishing Issues

I published an Infopath 2007 form with custom code(which have no errors) on central admin like one day back and till now it shows its status as “upgrading” on central admin. I don’t know like why ...
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Central Admin Access Via hostname:port or Server:port

I went to central admin via the host name (http://portal.company.com:75000) and went to "Site Actions > Site Permissions" then clicked on "Check Permissions" and a dialog box poped up to enter ...
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How to check SharePoint Cumulative Updates

I have two web servers installed SharePoint 2007, my intention is to check is the Cumulative Updates for SharePoint 2007 installed on both servers is the same. I've check the SharePoint version from ...
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file not found error when I go to user.aspx

Getting following error when I go to central Admin area and click on Site Actions > Site permission. The page is http://SPServer.com:5600/_layouts/user.aspx. TopNavBar.ascx does exist. btw, we did not ...
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Sharepoint 2010 > Central Admin > Create special permission

I have a business unit "Marketing" and they would like access to Central Admin Search Area. Is it a good thing to share Central Admin with business unit? Could I create a special permission that ...
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What are the relationship between administrators groups of domain, dev computer and of Sharepoint services?

I know-know I can search and read but anyway I would need to ask in order to escape possible typos, personal misunderstandings and to better remember. I develop on a machine with installed ...
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Access denied by “Granular Backup”

When I try to copy a custom list from one of subsites of my weapplication's site collection to another by: Central Administration --> Backup and Restore --> Export a site or list --> Filling ...
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Cannot read site collection details with some accounts

In my SharePoint environment, I have a few seperate web applications with some different admin users. Now a new user I created is added as local admin (needed for Powershell remoting) and farm admin. ...
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How to Deploy Custom list definition in Central admin so that it appears in all WebApps I create?

I have created a custom list definition with my custom fields Now I want to deploy my feature in farm level i.e 1 When I deploy my solution in central admin as a farm solution that particular list ...
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Why can't I attach my AD RMS server to my SharePoint 2010 server? [closed]

In my SharePoint 2010 installation when I go to Central Administration -> Security -> Configure information rights management, select Use the default RMS server specified in Active Directory and ...
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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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Unable to get trusted domain users in CA people picker?

I have 2 trusted domains. I am able to add those users into local administrator group. But I could not able to search them in CA people picker in 2010?. How to get them into there.
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How could I log on the Central Administration by Form Based Authentication user

I noticed that there is a value PeoplePicker which may control this. But I dont know how to do it.
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Defaulting to a tab in Template Selection of Create Site Collection in Central Admin

We have custom Web Templates deployed in our SharePoint 2010 deployment. The web templates are have a custom DisplayCategory defined Elements.xml (let's say it's Foo). In central admin's Create Site ...
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Configuring the sp application to DNS

i have a old application (wignet) which points to http://rootsite/subsite1 .There are around 10 subsites (subsite2,subsite3,subsite4) .Now i have created a new sp application ...
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How to change SPWebApplication.Status (Ready|Offline)

SPWebApplication.Status can be Ready or Offline. Pleae note - This is SPWebApplication.Status, NOT content database How can you set this via Central Admin and/or command line? What effect does this ...
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User Profile Application Proxy failed to retrieve partitions from User profile application - Cant access application either

I am experiancing an issue where ever so often the sharepoint (2010) site keeps throwing security errors(The security validation for this page is invalid) iisreset fixes this shortly but ...
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WFE's out of Synch

I have 2 SharePoint WFE Servers, due to some changes by my previous administrator, one of the WFE is out of synch. Can you please suggest.. what could be the issue? Example: When a create a new web ...
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Central Admin and SSP URLs Not Redirecting to Default.aspx

SP SO ladies & gents, I have an issue that came up on our production server where when you navigate to Central Administration myhost.gov:8080/ or a Shared Service Provider it will not show ...
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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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How to reduce Web analytics reporting DB size

SharePoint 2010 web analytics reporting DB for our public facing site has grown over 30 GB over the last year. We are using Google Analytics for analytics purposes and would like to retain only last ...
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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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Web Analytics Reports force update

What jobs do you need to run to update the metrics for Web Analytics Reports? It looks like they update daily, but I am unsure what jobs to kick off to see it update more regulary.
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Editing default master Broke Central Admin

My environment is SharePoint 2010. I was working on some master page changes and accidently I opened default master from (C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server ...
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Where can I find all files that are checked out or locked for editing in SharePoint 2010?

I'm simply trying to add a web part to a page for some test development, but I get an error dialog saying, "The file is currently checked out or locked for editing by another user." Is there ...
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How to prevent a Sharepoint 2010 application from Globally Deploying?

I have a Sharepoint 2010 application that consists of Sharepoint application pages and donot contain any web parts. So when I deploy the wsp of the application from the central administration the ...
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Is there a way to execute commandline-arguments via code from a feature/webpart (Sharepoint 2010)?

I mean, for example, something like a deployment. Is it possible to force something like this from within a webpart using the "standard" sharepoint functionality? Using the central-administration is ...
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Central Administration cannot connect to configuration database

I made a script for batch uploading files, which I successfully used to upload more than 900 files (few gigs of data). Today I prepared another set of files and everything was working fine, but ...
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Restore Central Administration Site

looks like I accidentally deleted my Central Administration site running on port 43709. From the looks of it I still have the content database that has the info but I can't seem to be able to restore ...
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Debugging error message when extending a web application

In central admin in thw Web Application screen. When I click on extend on my web application I get an error message. The web application could not be extended because an unused zone could not ...
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Change the Central Administration administrator

How do you change the Central Administration Administrator in SharePoint 2010 ?
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Puzzling security issue with SharePoint 2010 Central Admin authentication on Windows 7

I have a really odd issue with SharePoint 2010 central admin on Windows 7 (x64 if that matters). Somehow when I go to Central Admin and hit any of the _admin links I get a password prompt. I looked ...
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Health Report with Alerts

I would like to create an alert on the central admin Health Reports list (http://server:8080/Lists/HealthReports/AllItems.aspx) if that is possible. I have created an alert with: Change Type=All ...
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add users to central admin but don't allow them acces to change security or permissions?

Is it possible to give users access to Central Admin but deny them access to change security or permissions. For example, they can do everything from creating a web application, service application, ...
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Move an Application Page from WebApplication to Central Administration

I've made an Application Page (derived from LayoutsPageBase) and it's showing in the WebApplication Settings correctly. Now, I need to move it to the Central Administration level. Must I change my ...
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Reconfigure Central Admin Configuration in MOSS 2007

We currently are looking to build out a single farm MOSS 2007 instance. We took an image of the production instance, along with SQL server, and built the dev instance off of this. The issue is this ...