Sunday, April 18, 2010

Create or Extend web application link not visible

Hi All,

Today I was facing one strange problem. I installed SharePoint and then when I went to Central Administration to create web application, what did I see there? Well, there was no Create or extend web application link exist.

Even if I was logged in as administrator of my machine and the account was showing system account, hence I should get an option for that, however that was not there.

Well, this is the first time I have faced such problem.

Well, time to find some information in internet. And guess what I found 5 different solutions for that. For most of the poeple second trick (mentioned below) out of five solutions did the majic.

Well let me tell you all solutions that I found, so that you can try each one of them one by one.

Tell you what I wasted my 3 hours to figure out and installing service packs and all. Well in my case it was not needed.

My suggestion, go one by one in order that I have mentioned here. Chances are more that problem will be resolved.

1) Open the central administrator from Start menu with run as administrator option.

2) Your central administration site should be on intranet mode not on internet mode. This is the key area and most likely problem will be solved with this. Go to Tools-Internet option-Local intranet-Sites-Advanced and then add your central administration URL. (This did a trick for me and saved my day) Thanks to jonas for this deadly finding. :)

3) If first two combined step cannot solve this problem, then open IE as administrator from start menu to open central administration.

4) Download WSS service pack 2 and SharePoint service pack 2 and then check.

Let me know how much this post saved your time. :)


Anonymous said...

Saved me some time!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot, i was struggling with this for almost one week.

Melissa said...

Wow thanks ;) Solution #2 worked for me. This would've never occurred to me. Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Greate Solution

Anonymous said...

Solution 3 worked for me

Anonymous said...

thanx worked for me even. I was struggling for this.

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