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How to restore farm administrators? RRS feed

  • Question


  • There are 4 farm administrators.I backup first and then delete 3 far administrators. I run farm restore from farm backup  and I don't get any error message.However,I can only find 1 farm administrator and other 3 farm administrators are not back.

    Any help?Thanks

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 8:35 PM

Answers

  • Make sure the missing farm administrators are present in the WSS_ADMIN_WPG local group on the SharePoint server(s), too.  This security group is updated too when you add or remove a farm administrator using SharePoint Central Administration.
    -- Bryan Phillips MCT, MCSD, MCDBA, MCSE Microsoft MVP - SharePoint Server Blog: http://bphillips76.spaces.live.com Web Site: http://www.composablesystems.net --
    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 1:23 AM
  • During the restore did u followed the following steps

    Restore Options page

    1, In the Restore Component section, ensure that Farm appears in the Restore the following component list.

    2, In the Restore Only Configuration Settings section, ensure that the Restore content and configuration settings option is selected.

    3, In the Restore Options section, under Type of Restore, select the Same configuration option

    Read More http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee428311.aspx

     

    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 3:28 AM

All replies

  • Make sure the missing farm administrators are present in the WSS_ADMIN_WPG local group on the SharePoint server(s), too.  This security group is updated too when you add or remove a farm administrator using SharePoint Central Administration.
    -- Bryan Phillips MCT, MCSD, MCDBA, MCSE Microsoft MVP - SharePoint Server Blog: http://bphillips76.spaces.live.com Web Site: http://www.composablesystems.net --
    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 1:23 AM
  • During the restore did u followed the following steps

    Restore Options page

    1, In the Restore Component section, ensure that Farm appears in the Restore the following component list.

    2, In the Restore Only Configuration Settings section, ensure that the Restore content and configuration settings option is selected.

    3, In the Restore Options section, under Type of Restore, select the Same configuration option

    Read More http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee428311.aspx

     

    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 3:28 AM
  • Central administration-->Security-->Manage the farm administrators group

    I delete one user there.

    I follow http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee428311.aspx to do farm restore.restoreis successful but that uer is not back when I check the farm administrators group

    Any idea?

     

    I also add another user B in Local Users and Groups but B doesn't appear in Farm administrators group.

     

    Any help?How to recover deleted farm administrator?

    Thanks

     

     

     

    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 7:29 PM