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  • Gain access to Operations and Application Management in SharePoint in SBS2008

    Posted on March 3rd, 2009 By Andreas Stenhall + No comments

    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!