sharepoint services central administration

By Triathlete1981 ·
Is there a way to recover the SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration console? I stupidly deleted it and have reinstalled SharePoint 3.0 multiple times. After each reinstall, I am still unable to see the Central Administration console, although I can see the default team site that comes up after the Configuration Wizard. If I try to access Central Administration, I get "Internet Explorer can not access the web page."

I have reinstalled .NET 2.0 and .NET 3.0 as well as removing and reinstating IIS 6.0 on this server. I have tried searching the server for an HTML application; that didn't work. I've tried googling everything under the sun, but the majority of hits I get are for using Central Administration to do site recovery. I can't even get to Central Administration.

Does anyone have knowledge on how to get Central Administration back?

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by Triathlete1981 In reply to STSADM

I tried stsadmin.exe. It seemed promising for a second. The command prompt came up, some text appeared, and then the prompt window disappeared. I tried adding the path to stsadmin to my environment variables path and then trying it from another cmd instance but received an error message saying stsadmin was unrecognized. Now, if I navigate to the location of stsadmin again, the command prompt comes up for less than a second and disappears.

The article by Rickey Whitworth would help if I could get Central Administration open.

What I did was remove Sharepoint role from the server, reinstated the role, which is for Sharepoint 2.0. Then upgraded to Sharepoint 3.0 by running the Sharepoint.exe download from Microsoft.

Then tried Central Administration again from Administrative Tools. I got a message box saying I need to configure a web site. I tried running the Configuration Wizard. Then, on step 2 of 10 of configuration, got the following error message:

An exception of type System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException was thrown. Additional exception information: An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server. When connecting to SQL server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 error locating server/instance specified)

I looked up this error, tried allowing remote connections. Still nothing. We're using SQL Server 2000, not 2005.

Any ideas?

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Info needed

by TOY74 In reply to A bit more reading

Hey, You want to restore but how or do you have any backup? What method did you use? (Sharepoint or Windows?) This plays a 'big' part in how and what you can restore...

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Access to Central Administration

by pooja In reply to Info needed

I am a beginner in SharePoint Server. I am facing problem in accessing the central administration from another machine. To explain you the scenario in detail, I have installed the SharePoint Server 2007 in one machine with Integrated Windows authentication. I want to access the central administration from another machine, which is not working. It shows http 403 error.

Can anyone tell me how to set the IIS to get the central administration accessible to all in the network? Please help me in solving this problem.


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by Triathlete1981 In reply to Access to Central Adminis ...

Go to IIS and make sure the Central Admin is started. Also, check the port that Central Admin is supposed to be started on. Make sure this port is open with netstat. The Central Admin should be accessible to "all" in the network no matter what. And by "all" I hope you mean accessible from your browser from every machine not accessible to all users.

I couldn't get a solution to this problem. Fortunately, it was a fresh installation of Sharepoint and reinstalling it caused no problem for me. Reinstalling fixed it. If that doesn't work for you, other things to try are reinstalling IIS, making sure all Sharepoint services are running and changing IE settings from the browser you're working on to specifically allow the central admin page.

Also, this is a VERY old post and so you get a better answer if you start a new question.

Also, check out the following post and replies from a similar question in TechRepublic...

Good luck.

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Restore and re-run config wizard

by toffee43 In reply to sharepoint services centr ...

I deletd the company web too and could not get Central admin back again.
i (luckily) restored from my backup taken pior to installing WSS3. still could not get Central admin back again but tried running the wss3 Prducts and technologies wizard (in vain i thought) and sharepoint central works again. hope this helps someoe else.

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SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration

by ovidiu.carstea In reply to sharepoint services centr ...

I have deleted the SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration Site from SharePoint Designer.
Did you get a solution for your question?

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