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

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“Launch the Farm Configuration Wizard” link missing for Farm Admin

I have two service accounts as below. Setup - This is part of local admin and I used this to install SharePoint Farm - This is my farm administrator and it is not part of local admin When I log in ...
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How can I access/set stsadm properties from code?

I'm trying to set the ChangeLogRetentionPeriod stsadm property from code, which is normally set from the SP powershell. What is the best way to go about setting this property from code? Background: ...
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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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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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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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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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Edit Web Application description

Is there a way to edit the Description property of a Web Application after the application has been created? I can't seem to find any way of doing so via any of the administration options in the ...
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How to restore exported list cmp file

I went to SharePoint 2013 central administration - Backup and restore - Granular Backup - Export a site or list and Exported a list which as .cmp extension. Now how do I restore this list in ...
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quick launch not appearing under look and feel tab

I am a beginner in sharepoint and learning some youtube videos In the linked video I can see quick launch link under look and feel tab but in my site this is not appearing I dont know the reason ...
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SharePoint 2013 - Restoring Central Administration

I was following this blog about renaming host headers on web applications. Not thinking clearly, I started to remove the central admin web app from iis before extending the web app again with a new ...
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Forced due to logging gap - SP 2013 Foundation w SP1 - Configure search

I'm trying to configure search for Foundation via the Farm Config Wizard within Central Admin. I'm reading that this is the only way to do it. When I run the wizard, it is "Working on it" for about ...
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Wrong hyperlink is generated for custom central administration action group image

I have a custom action group deployed to central administration; something like "Contoso IT" in this picture: The problem is that that for some reason, the hyperlink for "Contoso IT" (the title) is ...
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SharePoint web services web site error Service Unavailable HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable

I am working on SharePoint 2013 , and inside the IIS i have noted a question mark icon beside the "SharePoint Web Services" website, and when i browse the http & https , from IIS->select the ...
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SharePoint Content Databases with PowerShell

Is there a way to get the current maximun number of site collections from a current database, and then be able to increase this by 1. I want to do this specifically in PowerShell for SharePoint. ...
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Question about backup and restores

I'm getting ready to backup my dev server and restore what i need on my production server for the first time. What I want to know is if I do a backup/restore in the future to add updates and modules ...
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How to get SharePoint Farm Architecture of UAT/Test & Production Environment from Central Administration or elsewhere in SharePoint 2013?

How to get SharePoint Farm Architecture of UAT/Test & Production Environment from Central Administration or elsewhere in SharePoint 2013?
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Can not find “Gradual Site Delete” inside my central administration

I wen to CA->monitoring-> job definition , but i can not find any job named Gradual Site Delete. can anyone advice ?
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Restoring my site collections to production environment, how to delete all the site collection test data

I did the following :- Inside my Development environment. I have created a new SharePoint application 2013. Containing two site collection ; community site & team site. I have backup these two ...
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Difference between Administrator and WSS_Admin_WPG [duplicate]

What is difference between Administrator and WSS_Admin_WPG, on the SharePoint Server Machine Is Administrator rights on Server Machine enough to do all activities on SharePoint server , Power ...
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Restore from Production to Development

I have two different servers with Sharepoint 2010 standard edition setup. I have two different SQL database servers(DEV_Content and PROD_Content) for these two environments. I would like to create ...
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SharePoint Central Administration web access

New to SharePoint and Server administration. I've deployed my SharePoint farm on a virtual PC. I am using Cloudshare. I can remotely access my team site over internet using external address but not ...
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AD Security Group not resolving in People Picker

I created a new global AD Security Group and tried to add it to my Farm Admins group in Central Admin. It worked no problem. When I try to add it to a site in any other group outside of Central Admin, ...
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how to add items to managed metadat

I've added an new term in the 'taxonomy term store'. The new terms show in the columns that are using managed meta data. I'm querying the Lists/TaxonomyHiddenList/AllItems.aspx list for id's, but ...
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Sharepoint Web analytics configuration wrong web application

I've tried to configure Sharepoint web analytics on the web application on my development machine but without success. I've followed various guides on the internet including runing some timer jobs and ...
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Hide / Disable My Site, My Profile and Social Tags

I was following these steps to disable social-related functionality on SharePoint 2010 Publishing site, using Central Admin: ...
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SP central admin Cannot connect to the configuration database after reinstalling sql server 2008 r2

I have just re-installed SQL Server 2008 R2 in my Windows Server, but after installing the SQL Server, I am unable to open my central admin. On opening the central admin its showing me the message - ...
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Database of the central admin no longer exists

how can I reaccess or restore only the central admin BD (MOSS 2007) if the database and the server no longer exists? (Bd on a old server) All others webapps still work (bd on a new server) but when I ...
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Access Denied on Custom Page deployed to Central Administration

I deployed a custom application page to central admin. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff798467.aspx If I am a farm administrator and the central admin site collection administrator I can ...
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Error Running SharePoint 2010 Product Configuration Wizard

I'm encountering an error when running the SharePoint 2010 Product Configuration Wizard that setups up central admin. I'm installing SharePoint on a Windows 7 Dev Environment (OS: Enterprise SP1). The ...
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Can't activate administrator approved form to a site collection. List Item Validation Error

When I try to activate any form to a specific site collection, I get List Item Validation Failed error. If I change the site collection to a different one it works. The error occurs even when I try to ...
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Outgoing Email Not Configured

I performed an upgrade from WSS SP2 to SPF 2010 SP1 on Windows Server 2012 RTM I have decided to install SMTP Service on the this server. I configured outgoing email. How do do I resolve this ...
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Central Admin unexpected error

I accidentally tried to enable a web app solution on the central admin web app. It errored and did not enable. I closed CA and now when I try to open I get an unexpected error when traced points to a ...
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Unable to configure Send to connection

I have 2 site collections and I am trying to configure send to connection from site 1 to site 2. Site 1 is in UK SharePoint farm and site 2 is in US SharePoint farm. I've tried creating a send to ...
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SharePoint 2007: Items in Search Administration cannot open

The application I working on is developed on top of SharePoint 2007 environment, the issue I faced is in CA's Search Administration, all the items like Content Source, Scope and etc cannot click, when ...
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SharePoint CA Not Going to Default.aspx

All, I've been dealing with this issue for several days now. When I hit our Central Admin site http://abc.gov:47855 I'm getting HTTP 403 Forbidden (see image below) however, I am able to hit CA by ...
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What do I have to do prior to site creation of a “Report center” template?

I have a SSRS service installed, I have Sharepoint 2010 Enterprise Edition. As I read on the internet, I should activate the Report Server Central Administration Feature in site settings > Manage ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...