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Creation of new ssp partially completed, now Shared Services Admin won't open RRS feed

  • Question

  • I created a new ssp via UI in Central Administration and while the creation was processing in the browser, my browswer crashed and the ssp failed to complete.

    Now when I click on Shared Services Administration, the page won't open and thus in Central Admin > Application Management the link to "Create or configure this farm's shared services" will not open either. 

    If I click on the old ssp, it will open yet none of the services are still running with the ssp so I have to remove the new ssp remnants which seem to be a database connection string to the new ssp which wasn't really created.  The ULS log files are trying to open the new database which doesn't exist.  If only I could redirect it back to old ssp database I think everything would be good. 

    To resolve, I attempted to create new ssp via stsadm command "createssp" and after several unsuccessful trys,I have 4 ssp's now with no databases and no way to open them to change the default etc etc etc.

    Does anyone have any ideas for me?


    dms
    • Moved by star.warsModerator Friday, December 2, 2011 3:09 AM admin issue (From:SharePoint - Search (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 11:36 PM

Answers

  • Ok, I understand you cant open Shared Services Administration page. However, does  stsadm -o deletessp command with -force switch (after taking appropriate backups) help? (as mentioned above)
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    Nishant Shah
    Microsoft Online Community Support

    Wednesday, December 7, 2011 8:48 AM
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  • Hello,

    You could click on "Shared Services Administration" (/_admin/managessp.aspx) in Central Admin site and click on Change Associations and move the concerned web applications back to old functional SSP.

    You could also use stsadm -o deletessp command to get rid of old non-functional SSPs after moving the web applications to different SSP. If a non-functional SSP wouldn't delete, you can run the same command with -force parameter as documented in http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263248(office.12).aspx

    Once cleanup is done, you could create new web applications (if needed) and new SSP hosted on those web applicatons via GUI or stsadm. Here's the documentation for stsadm -o createssp command. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262773(office.12).aspx

    Note: Please make sure there are no dependancies before deleting an SSP as this action is not reversible.


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    Nishant Shah
    Microsoft Online Community Support
    Monday, December 5, 2011 3:51 PM
    Moderator
  • If I could open Shared Services Administration, that would be ideal but that is the problem. I cannot open ssp from Central Admin via the link or via the URL.  When I try, I get error message: "An unhandled exception occured in the user interface. Exception Information: The given key was not present in the dictionary.  The ULS log files report that it's trying to open non-existant database that was created (and later deleted) using stsadm createssp command. It is stuck with this wrong database connection string.
    dms
    • Edited by dms.WebDev Monday, December 5, 2011 8:06 PM
    Monday, December 5, 2011 5:48 PM
  • Ok, I understand you cant open Shared Services Administration page. However, does  stsadm -o deletessp command with -force switch (after taking appropriate backups) help? (as mentioned above)
    Please remember to click 'Mark as Answer' on the post that helps you or click 'Unmark as Answer' if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Regards,
    Nishant Shah
    Microsoft Online Community Support

    Wednesday, December 7, 2011 8:48 AM
    Moderator