I stopped the central administration from the Application server, and now I can't configure anything on SharePoint.

Is there a way to restart it again? I have only one application server.

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You can start Central administration service instance via Sharepoint Management PowerShell as the following

  • Open SharePoint PowerShell as administrator
  • Run the following cmdlet Get-SPServiceInstance

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  • The central administration will be listed > Mark its GUID that surrounded by orange.

  • Put it in the following cmdlet Start-SPServiceInstance -Identity <ServiceGUID> to be like this Start-SPServiceInstance -Identity 12ab21be-868a-41d1-ba46-3dffe09d82c1

  • Now the central administration should be started and navigated.


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