I have access to one Central SharePoint Administration application which does not seem to list the web application for which I need Central SharePoint Administration access. What is the fastest way to determine the server for which Central SharePoint Administration for a particular sharepoint site is on?

  • Just to be sure - can you define "CSA" – Jesus Shelby Oct 10 '14 at 17:14
  • I'm assuming he may mean Central SharePoint Administration? Taking a guess from his tags. – Mike Oct 10 '14 at 17:16
  • Central SharePoint Administration – sammarcow Oct 10 '14 at 17:39
  • You mean, you are on Central Admin site of your farm and you cannot see the web application / site collection which you looking far, correct? how many farm you have? do you know the URL of the site /webapplication? – Waqas Sarwar MVP Oct 10 '14 at 20:53

If the Central Administration does not have the site you are looking for there are a couple reasons why:

  • The site you are looking for is in another farm (which will be a separate Central Administration site). Most clients/companies do not have more than one production farm.
  • The site you are looking for is on a separate content database that is offline or is not mounted.
  • The farm you are looking at is not the right farm for the site.

Do you have farm administration access?

  • My manager has Farm Administrator access. – sammarcow Oct 10 '14 at 18:23
  • If he can't see the site in Central Administration, then it's on another farm. Have you tried looking at the site collections for each web application? – Mike Oct 10 '14 at 19:06
  • I think most likely it was dismounted. Most clients these days only have one farm. – Mike Jan 21 '15 at 15:58

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