I set up a SharePoint Foundation server on a domain. When I try to access the central admin site, it won't allow me to since the local Administrator account is not on the domain.

When I try to access it using my domain name, it hasn't been shared with me. When I try to share it, I can't access the share page because the local account is not on the domain.

How can I get around this?

  • how you install the SPF on the server? with domain account or Local account?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Jun 16, 2014 at 19:39
  • Unfortunately with the local account.
    – farinasa
    Jun 16, 2014 at 19:40

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As you installed with local account, which is not supported. That's why you have these issue.

Basically, Stand-Alone installation use the local admin account as they meant for development on machine.

I would highly recommend you uninstall it and re install the SPF again with the domain account for smooth operation.


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