Start Central Administration site with STSADM


Oops.  I stopped central admin.  Can’t access the site to start services… no bueno.  No worries however, because you can actually start Central Administration up via STSADM (don’t you just love this utility?)

Web Service
stsadm -o provisionservice -action start -servicetype Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebService

Central Administration
stsadm -o provisionservice -action start -servicetype Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebService -servicename WSS_Administration

Be sure to run an ‘iisreset /noforce’ afterwards.

Comments (2)

  1. Dan Usher says:

    It's always fun to learn something new 🙂  Though I figured why not take the plunge and learn the fun of the PowerShell angle with:

    Get-SPServiceInstance – technet.microsoft.com/…/ff607570.aspx

    Start-SPServiceInstance – technet.microsoft.com/…/ff607965.aspx

    Stop-SPServiceInstance – technet.microsoft.com/…/ff607913.aspx

    With a little parsing you can kill or start anything pretty easily – big however though… if you're not too keen on using PoSh and parsing through piping then definitely recommend the handy ole STSADM – hope they don't take her away in the next wave 🙁

  2. Clifford Espinosa says:

    This is cool. Thanks. It worked perfectly.

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