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

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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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Why is central admin time different from server time?

I have seen this question asked before (not here) but have never seen anyone with a genuine answer, usually people provide lots of info surrounding how Sharepoint has a different timezome for each ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to show AD Contacts in the SP2010 people picker

is it possible to have the SharePoint 2010 people picker show AD Contacts. We have sub contractors & some full time staff listed as contacts in AD, in order to have their contact information ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Workflow Job Paused in Central admin

the workflow job (in central admin) progress is showing 0% and the status is paused since 3/04/2012. I've tried manually starting the job (by clicking on Run now) but it is still stuck. Is there ...
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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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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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Customize Analytics Report in Sharepoint-Online (Office 365)

When I go to my site's analytics page, (www.mydomain.com/sites/mysite/_layouts/WebAnalytics/Report.aspx), I am able to see analytics data. For some reason, I have to go there instead of ...
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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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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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Sharepoint Installation Accounts Issue

OK guys, i need your help! My point is: I formatted my dev machine a few days ago, as so i needed to reinstall everything. Logged in as mammoth\marcos.natan, my user account, i installed SQL Server ...
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How to prevent a Sharepoint 2010 application from Globally Deploying? [duplicate]

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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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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Security Error in WSS 3.0

I don't know what I did but when I click on the Job Definitions link in Central Admin I get a Security Error. I ran the Configuration Wizard and get this. 02/15/2012 11:20:29 6 ERR ...
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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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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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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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Change the Central Administration administrator

How do you change the Central Administration Administrator in SharePoint 2010 ?
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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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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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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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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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Staff directory webpart broken after a manual synchronization

On the main page of my SharePoint 2010 I have a Staff Directory web part that uses the User Profile service to sync with Active Directory. I noticed that it was not synchronizing correctly as some ...
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Error when trying to send email from sharepoint 2010 workflow

When I try to send an email from a workflow I get the famous error "The e-mail message cannot be sent. Make sure the outgoing e-mail settings for the server are configured correctly". I have added the ...
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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 ...
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How can I find what Crawled Property maps to what field?

I'm looking at the Managed Properties in my search administration and I see several Crawled Properties associated with Search Property Names. Is there any way to determine what fields those Crawled ...
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Programmatically determine free port in a webpart

When we create a new web application in SharePoint from Central Admin,we see that a free port is automatically populated. Is there a good way to determine the free ports like SharePoint does?
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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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Enable Business Data Web Parts in site

I am using SharePoint Server 2010 and we do have Enterprise licenses. But what feature AND WHERE must be turned on in order to show the Business Data Web Parts like in the image below. Something ...
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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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STSADM.exe, PowerShell v2.0 and Management Shell

What is the difference between the three? STSADM.exe PowerShell v2.0 Management Shell I understand you can run powershell scripts in the management shell, but I thought I remember reading that ...
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MySites giving a Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage as the central admin server name has been added incorrectly

Currently I have a front end web server. When I hit http://frontendserver1:3000 I get the Stay Connected page appear. Clicking on My Profile (in the image) works fine. Clicking on My Colleagues ...
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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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SharePoint 2007 Create Web application from Central Admin doesn't show up in IIS

I'm new to SharePoint. I know once you create a web application and do a good iisreset /noforce You should be able to see the Application Pool and Website in IIS that you just created in Central ...