When i go to Central Administration - Application Management on my local sharepoint installating, i can only view the current web applications. I cannot add a new or delete an existing web application. I'm logged in as a farm admin.

Did i forget something?

EDIT: I just saw that when i go to central administration, i see an alert that my securtity token service is not running. I guess this has something to do with my problem.

  • Dont you see the new button at the top left in the ribbon? – Luis Valencia Sep 28 '11 at 12:57
  • i can see it, but it's disabled – Thomas Dekiere Sep 28 '11 at 15:42

From Central Administration, select "Manage web applications". In the "Web Applications" tab of the ribbon you should see a "New" button. If you don't see the new button, you don't have applicable permissions to create a web application.

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  • I can manage users, when i go to user groups, i see my own user in the farm administrators group. What's wrong here? – Thomas Dekiere Sep 29 '11 at 6:33
  • Try logging as as the installation account; this should validate that it's an issue with your permissions and not the farm itself. – webdes03 Sep 29 '11 at 13:10
  • I'm logged in with the installation account. (= My current windows user) I've still this problem. – Thomas Dekiere Sep 30 '11 at 8:59

Make sure you start Internet Explorer with elevated privilegies. The New button will be disabled otherwise.

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