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

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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 ...
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Application Pool is auto stopped when browse web application in IIS7

When I browse to Central Administration I get repeated authentication requests and am unable to view the page. I get the following error: Service Unavailable HTTP Error 503. The service is ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Read list item from Central Adminstrator list

I have created list (say List1) on Central Administration Site. I would like to read the title value from that list programmatically. How can I do it? I don't want to hard code the URL of central ...
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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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If I have a wsp that is “Globally Deployed” in Central Admin > Manage farm solutions, where will it show up in my sites?

I figured it would show up under Galleries > Solutions or Site Collection Administration > Site Collection features in the site settings but I'm not seeing it in either of those locations. ...
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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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How do I debug a code-behind page in the Central Administration site

I built a custom timer job and created a configuration page (.aspx) for it. Going through the Central Administration site, I can get the to configuration page. When I enter values and click "OK" to ...
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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 Admin account permissions failed

Per best practice, I created Windows user and added to the Administrators group (sp_admin) to install SharePoint 2010 and installed the product under that account. However, after running the ...
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All sites are read only, even for site administrators

Every site in the collection is now read-only. I can still change settings in the central admin site but am unsure what has changed. This affects everyone, users with write permission, even site ...
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Central Administration provisioning fails with System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException

I recently uninstalled MOSS 2007 from my development server and am trying to reinstall it. However I get an error during Step 6 of the post-install Configuration Wizard, and this causes the ...
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Is there a way to remove/delete/hide the activity from “activities I am following” section?

Is there a way to remove/delete/hide the activity from "activities I am following" section? I do not want to hide the entire section itself like mentioned in this URL - ...
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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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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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Accidentally Delete the server farm from SharePoint Central Admin - SBS 2011

I cannot access anymore the Central Admin page and I encounter error using configuration wizard. how can i create new farm or restore my backup farms? What should i do?
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Storing farm level data for a web component

I've built a SharePoint user control (not a web part) and am deploying it via Solutions, Features, etc. It's a commercial component and I want to be able to store license information once it's ...
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Always getting access denied for all loginaccounts

I'm in a middle of a process of setting sp_accounts to sp services and for some wrong behaviour I'm always getting access denied when enter the webapp for all accounts. Claims service could be 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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Deleted Service Application, Service Instance(s) Remain

The User Profile Synchronization Service was not properly configured and was stuck in "Stopping" state. I was able to delete the User Profile Service Application but the User Profile Service ...
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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 ...