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

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Changing System Account of Central Admin on MOSS 2007

I've been trying to change the System Account used on my MOSS 2007 with Sharepoint 3.0 Central Admin. I've followed the instruction on this page as instructed but the Central Admin, when opened, still ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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SharePoint Admin Port Configuration

Is there a particular configuration file from which the administrative port number of a SharePoint installation can be read from? What I want is to get the administrative port number of a given SP ...
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Central Admin Pages showing a 404 Error

I have an issue where I am getting a 404 error for some of the central admin pages but others work fine. Here are the pages that give a 404 that I have identified so far: ...
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Migrate entire web application

I have one SharePoint Farm with two servers: SERVER1 SERVER2 I have one web application "SharePoint 80". The alternate access mappings (AAM) for this app are pointing to http://server1 I want to ...
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Deploying a WSP to application server with stopped Web Application Service

Maybe this will be obvious to someone with more medium to large farm experience than I have. I've got a custom Central Admin (.aspx) page that gets deployed to the \TEMPLATE\ADMIN directory. I also ...
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Sharepoint 2007 features are not available

I have installed sharepoint 2007 and configured. After finishing that. I am not able to get some of the features in central admin to name few under central admin--> operation 1. Content and ...
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How do I troubleshoot an error trying to add a Farm Administrator

Can someone please explain to me HOW to figure out what is causing the unbelievably vague error of "Server Error in '/' Application....turn off custom errors...blah, blah, blah" Of course, I have ...
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Corrupted site collections

I ran a stsadm -o enumsites and received 2 error messages in the output. It generates the error: The system cannot find the path specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070003). I know the URL of ...
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SharePoint 2010 Central Administration over SSL

How can you change the SharePoint 2010 Central Administration site so that it works over SSL, rather than a random port over http? Other sites on the server may also use SSL, so would use a host ...
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Unable to find Central Administration

I just attempted to install Workflow Manager and since then I have not been able to access CA. All it shows is that the Page Cannot be Found. Both of these are running on the same server and both are ...
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Database restore fails due to consistent RESTORE command

I have a backup of a sharepoint 2010 farm that I am attempting to restore using Central Admin. One of the reasons for failure is a content database restore that fails, the error is: Object ...
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Set alert in central administration to notify when timer job fails?

Is there a way to set an alert in SharePoint 2010 Central Administration to notify an administrator when a timer job fails? For example, I'd like to be notified when the following job's status equals ...
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Service Application stuck on stopping! How can i resolve this issue?

Hi guys I accidentally installed two User Profiles Services, now i can't uninstall one, an d it's stuck on stopping state. Someone can help me?
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Exchange Web Application Adress

Can someone describe all necessary steps that have to be done to completely exchange a web applications url? In my example I want to exchange the url or our my sites app. I don`t want to just add an ...
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How i get to know on which server, web application is running

i have a sharepoint farm consists of 3 servers. I have different web apps deployed on that farm. I want to know on which server a specific web app is running? is there any way to know this through ...
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Central admin has <> less than and greater than tags on top of navigation menu?

Anyone has any idea what these are?! They appear on some of our servers and client servers with a fresh install.
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SharePoint 2013 Health Report List alerts not sending emails, job-immediate-alerts last run time N/A in CA

We are trying to configure email alerts on the Central Admin Health Report list in SharePoint 2013. We get the confirmation email when the alert is first created, but nothing when a new error or ...
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What is diffrence between SPContentDatabaseSequence and SPContentDatabaseSequence2

When i am inside Mange Content Database settings page inside my farm, i see 3 different Schema Version for my content db as follows: I understand the first listing that is ...
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SP 2010 Service Pack 2 - The trial period for this product has expired

Brand new 2010 SP 2 install. Entered Enterprise key, successfully went through config wizard. I configured a couple of different web apps with team sites and both of them give me The trial period ...
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Cental Administration / Search / Team Site — different web applications or single (SPF 2013)?

We have migrated from SPS 2007 to SPF 2013 and didn't using guides, "best practices", migration tools. Now we have only one web application "Central Administration" with CA and content web-sites on ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Service Application not visible in Central Admin nor in Get-SPServiceApplication

I found this posting Sharepoint 2013 Workflow Manager Missing Service when looking for an answer to the very same symptom -- and when I saw Andrew Connell answering figured I was saved! But, no ...
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SharePoint 2010 Central Administration link not working

I have problem on a SharePoint 2010 Server installation where the Central Admin icon/link (the one in start menu) isn't working. It opens a browser with a URL to the root address of the server, then ...
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Activate SharePoint 2013 App catalog

I tried to install an app on SP 2013 when I got this message: It is my developer server for a school project so I have all the privileges needed. When I Googled the problem I found this page ...
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SharePoint 2013 Central Administration vs PowerShell Scripting

Which are the admin jobs that can only be done trough PowerShell scripts and not in Central Administration?
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My Site Settings: Language Options not applied

On a SharePoint 2013 Server CA Services Applications > User Profile Service > Setup My Sites: The Language Options check box: Allow user to choose the language of their personal site Checking in ...
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Central Administration access denied on single box

In our farm, we have deployed Central Administration to multiple servers and we're using a load balancer to redirect requests to one of those servers. Now for some reason, one of the servers ...
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SharePoint 2010 Configuration wizard fails at step 2

We have installed SharePoint 2010 on one of our local Dev server. The issue that we are facing is during running configuration wizard. When i start running configuration wizard it fails at step 2 ...
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Timeout while creating applications from Central Admin

For the last few days I have been unable to create a new application through central administration. The creation times out. I have searched high and low through the internet. Every other site says ...
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Powershell-registered Managed Accounts not showing up in Central Admin

I'm trying to set up a work laptop for SharePoint development. To get it up and running quickly, I used my corporate domain user account as the first managed account. Now, I want to use a local ...
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Feature Administrator in SharePoint 2010, Exam 70 - 667

I came across this question which seems very confusing to me while preparing for 70 - 667 exam, You configure a SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1(SP1) Farm. You need to ensure that a ...
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Accidentally Application Server removed from the SharePoint 2010 Farm

I have one serious issue if any one can guide. My SharePoint 2010 server is working with 3-tire concept like WFE1, WFE2, APPSP1, APPSP2 & NLB with CLUDB. Accidentally I found some issue & ...
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Search Server Express fails to provide results after changing content source to FQDN

I have SP Foundation site which is running Search Server Express. When the site collection, IIS, and SSE are configured for a FQDN rather than the default machine name, the crawling service ...
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SharePoint 2010 central admin configuration wizard remotely

I'm trying to open the Configuration Wizard page in SharePoint 2010 Central Administration from a remote computer in the net, but all I get is a blank page. Are there problems opening the central ...
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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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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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Why I not able access my Site(SharePoint) , however I able to Access My SharePoint 2010 central administrator?

Following is my log details Microsoft.Office.Server.Administration.SetupLicensingException: There is no known SharePoint Server Product installed. at ...
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List of Solution packages are in the solution store

How to find a list of Solution packages are in the solution store in sharePoint 2007 using Powershell?
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Exception loading SharePoint dependent assembly using reflection [closed]

I've created a custom Central Admin .aspx page that inherits from the OperationsPage base class, which is defined in Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationPages.Administration.dll. Naturally, I added a ...
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Unable to create a new web application. Updates are currently disallowed on GET requests

I have login to the central administration of SharePoint 2013, and I have tried to create a new web application, after setting the web application values (port, database ip ,etc) and I click on OK ...
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SMTP setting in SharePoint 2010

I want to use my organization SMTP server for sending emails from SharePoint. I know we have to do certain setting in central admin but i am confused whether i need to install n configure SMTP ...