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

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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 ...
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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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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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Weird error when creating a site collection from a Claims authentication WCF service

I'm having trouble adding a new site collection, from a service hosted in a claims enabled SharePoint web application. The authentication works just fine (I can confirm the identity of the user while ...
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New web app creation fails to create IIS site on secondary node

Sharepoint 2010 RTM In central admin - I attempt to create a new App (IIS website) the pop up screen accepts my input and goes to work, but eventually it times out and displays a message that ...
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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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Need help specifying the location of a Custom Action

Spawned from this question. I have been able to add a new link to my Central admin page under the Monitoring->Timer Jobs section. My problem is that I have been unable to figure out how to add it ...
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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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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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Security Exception attempting to deploy a solution

I must have upset SharePoint somehow as I can't use the Central Administration to deploy an installed solution. Everything I do returns the wonderful '[SecurityException: Access denied.]' error. ...
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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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how to fetch list of users who have taged a list item with “I Like it” tag

i want to programatically fetch all users(list of users) who have a tagged a sharepoint 2010 custom list item "i like it". this thread shows how to get count of user who have tagged a list item with ...
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Load-balanced URL for Central Administration?

We have six servers in our SharePoint 2010 farm. Two servers have the Central Administration application. We would like to have a load-balanced URL for CA but beforehand would like to know the ...
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Central Administration test

I would like to expose some additional features in my WebPart when it is added to the Central Administration site. I tried testing for SPAdministrationSiteType.TenantAdministration, but it didn't ...
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HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable

After installing Sharepoint 2010 I am getting an error in Central Administration: "HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable" Everthing was working fine, but after some time the central admin ...
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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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Where do I set the password for WSS SQL account

Recently I did a password reset for the sharepoint administration accounts. When trying to access the shared services administration page I get the error: "Cannot connect to the configuration ...
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How to add a custom link to Central Admin quick launch?

I'm attempting add a page for my collection of apps to the Central Admin quick launch in SharePoint 2010: Following SharePoint's out-of-the-box behaviour, a custom action group like this should be ...
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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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How do I clean up missing server side dependencies from a “dirty” installation?

After a rather hasty (unavoidable) migration/reconfiguration of a SP 2010 Foundation box, I am left with an error in CA regarding a number of missing Features, SetupFiles, and WebParts. I redeployed ...
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Link to Taxononomy from subweb quicklaunch

Is it possible to create somehow link from some subweb (link is for example placed in quick launch but it's not necessary to be there) to taxonomy page (central administration). For now, I don't know ...
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File Not Found error when accessing site settings through the Web versus server

We just installed Windows Server 2008 R2 with SQL Server 2008 and SP2010 Enterprise. The server is being hosted with a local company so we access it through remote desktop connection for now. For ...
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sharepoint foundation 2010 -Trial period for this product is about to expire

sharepoint foundation 2010 Central Admin SharePoint Health Analyzer -- view issues Trial period for this product is about to expire , should i be worried or is it just a bug
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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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how to check how many users are currently logged in sharepoint foundation 2010

how to check how many users are currently logged in Sharepoint foundation 2010
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How Specify Application Pool and Identity When Creating Central Admin

I notice when executing the cmdlet New-SPCentralAdministration I am not able to specify the app pool name or its identity. What happens is the the cmdlet creates a new application pool with the ...
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SPWebConfigModification class will not update Central Admin application's web.config file

Using SharePoint 2010 I am trying to use the SPWebConfigModification class to make some basic changes to web.config files on applications in the farm, including the Central Administration web.config ...
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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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Creating a site collection in Central Admin's Web Application

Is it a bad practice to create a site collection in Central Administration's web application? Since it can only be created through PowerShell (not through the UI), it makes me think there is probably ...
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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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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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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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How do debug Sharepoint 404 errors

I made a configuration change to my SharePoint 2010 Web Application (earlier question) that enabled Anonymous access and now my site returns 404 errors!? Even when I change the setting back it does ...
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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 ...