Gain access to Operations and Application Management in SharePoint in SBS2008

Some time ago I migrated a client’s Small Business Server 2003 to a Small Business Server 2008. When migrating their WSS 2.0 SharePoint from the old server to the new one I ran into some problems. I just could not get access to the Operations or Application management in SharePoint Central Administration, with the  below event logged.

Log Name:      Application
Source:        ASP.NET 2.0.50727.0
Date:          2009-02-26 13:23:42
Event ID:      1314
Task Category: Web Event
Level:         Information
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      CONTOSOSRV02.Contoso.local

Event code: 4007
Event message: URL authorization failed for the request.
Event time: 2009-02-26 16:21:50
Event time (UTC): 2009-02-26 15:21:50
Event ID: 0087e3fc2a3440178e6a801602c514f7
Event sequence: 113
Event occurrence: 6
Event detail code: 0
Application information:
    Application domain: /LM/W3SVC/1899589246/ROOT-1-128801351457937683
    Trust level: WSS_Minimal
    Application Virtual Path: /
    Application Path: C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\4721\
    Machine name: CONTOSOSRV02
Process information:
    Process ID: 7888
    Process name: w3wp.exe
    Account name: CONTOSO\Administrator
Request information:
    Request URL: http://contososrv02:4721/_admin/operations.aspx
    Request path: /_admin/operations.aspx
    User host address: ::1
    User: CONTOSO\tempadmin
    Is authenticated: True
    Authentication Type: Negotiate
    Thread account name: CONTOSO\tempadmin

After doing som troubleshooting I got everything working by editing the web.config file of the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\ADMIN directory. I simply added the line below to the file, saved it and then I could access the Operations and Application Management of SharePoint Central Administration.

<allow roles="CONTOSO\WSS_ADMIN_WPG" />

Case closed!

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