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

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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 owners and site collection administrators. Can anyone explain the difference in plain english

Just found this on MSDN and I'm confused. the Owners group of a site is not the same as the site collection owners, which themselves are called site collection administrators in the Central ...
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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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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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SharePoint Central Admin not opening

I have installed sharepoint site on my local machine with standalone installation. After that i have changed my machine name then my sharepoint site was not opening. Then i revert the changes to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Move database to new SQL Server

My client has asked me to move all the Database used by the SharePoint Farm to a new SQL Server Machine. I came across this article ...
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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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Using SharePoint with Google Apps for Business email

I am trying to get SharePoint's email features to work with Google Apps (alerts, emails generated by workflows, etc). Google Apps uses port 587 for smtp and I know that the default smtp port cannot ...
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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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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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How do I update an already existing wsp on farm? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Update-SPSolution does not Deploy Solution I have a wsp that is already deployed on the farm. I made some code changes. I cannot use the Add-SPSolution command because I ...
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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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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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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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SPTraceV4 Being Disabled

I have a SharePoint Foundation 2010 environment where the SPTraceV4 service keeps being disabled. I narrowed down the issue to when the "Health Analysis Job (Hourly, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation ...
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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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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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Sharepoint 2013 - SQL Server connection stopped working shortly after database server rename

We have an issue that has been solved, but I am trying to find an explanation. Our Sharepoint 2013 was working fine connected to a SQL 2012/Windows 2012 machine via a SQL Server Alias. We had to ...
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Users Getting IIS Home Screen Instead of Home page

I have one user which is getting the IIS home landing page instead of our SharePoint home page. When I log onto her from a different machine everything seems to be working fine. If she types in ...
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Send to connection - Error

Senario: we have a user requirement where users want to share files with third party using sharepoint. We have a extranet sp site set up. Users will be doing send to connections from internal SP ...
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SharePoint 2010 FBA Access Denied for Forms Users

I setup SharePoint 2010 FBA using ASP Net Membership database following the article: Step by Step Guide to Configure SharePoint 2010 Forms Based Authentication with SQL. I configured all web.config ...
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Enable Enterprise Features option missing in my Central Administration

I want to upgrade the existing Sharepoint installation to the Enterprise version, but there's "Enable Enterprise Features" option missing from my "Upgrade and Migration" portion of the Central ...
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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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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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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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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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Uninstall and remove the solution from SharePoint Server 2010 thoroughly

I want to ask how to uninstall and remove the solution package from SharePoint Server 2010 thoroughly? I have a problem when I deploy a solution in SharePoint Server 2010. This solution had deployed ...
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People Picker Only Returns User Search Results For One Account

We currently have SharePoint 2010 running a single server farm, single domain. We have it configured to authenticate using ADFS 2.0. Users have no problem authenticating, but we have noticed a very ...
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What is causing this error :- Restore-SPSite : <nativehr>0x80070003</nativehr><nativestack></nativestack>

I want to restore a site collection to my staging environment , and when i typed the following power shell command :- PS H:\> Restore-SPSite http://ggvstg01:12160/discussionforum/GeneralDiscussi ...
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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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Programmatically get the central administration site SPWeb using server object model

Like in the title - is there a method of getting it without supplying the URL?
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Central Administration cannot be found

When I select CA , It says "The webpage cannot be found". I also did configuration with sp wizard and it failed.What should I do?
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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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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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What populates the People Picker / Address Book

I'm sure I already know this... that or it is really simple but what setting, connection or page decides who is shown in the People Picker / Address Book? Is it simply who is in your AD, determined ...
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Why am I still getting quota reached upload error after increasing the quota for a site collection?

A user was trying to upload documents to their site collection and reached the quota limit. I increased the quota for him but he is still getting the same error that the quota has been reached when he ...
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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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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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Add and deploy SharePoint Farm Solutions from Document Library using C# code

I have one Document Library in central administration Name "Deployment List" it contains SharePoint Solutions(WSP files). now i want to add and deploy that solution using c# code it already get file ...
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Unable to create content database in central admin

I have a SQL content DB. When i tried to create the DB in central admin i'm getting an error message "there is not enough space on the disk". The mount point where the DB residing has enough space. ...
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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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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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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 ...