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  • Question

  • What exactly does it take for someone (assuming through Central Admin) to be able to have enough permissions to create a new Web Application?

    I just added one of our developers as a Farm Admin, and the 'New' button is disabled for him, so he can't create a new Web Application.

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 5:14 PM

Answers

  • Claims to Windows Token translates between claim provider and an associated windows/ntlm login.

    If the user remotes in to the server can they manually create a web app in IIS? What error do they get when they try creating a web application?


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    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:45 PM

All replies

  • To create a new Web Application a user needs to be both a Farm admin and a local administrator on the SharePoint servers.  This is required becasue someone who only has farm admin rights won't be able to create a web site in IIS for the new Web Application.  Farm admins can do most things in Central admin becasue they only make changes to the configuration database.  Creating a new Web app also makes physical changes in the server so it also requires local administrator permissions.
    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 5:48 PM
  • I just double-checked and this user is also a member of the Administrators group on the box itself (where SharePoint is installed)
    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:01 PM
  • is your token service, www service and iis service and sharepoint admin services running fine? just  go for services.msc

     

    check SharePoint 2010 Administration ( SPAdminV4) 1st of all. its the most common reason

    • Edited by hemantrhtk Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:11 PM spelling mistake
    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:11 PM
  • Sharepoint Admin service is running fine - - not sure what you mean by www service and iis service - they aren't even listed in the service list, as is the 'token' service you mentioned. I'm not familiar with that one at all.
    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:20 PM
  • IIS Admin Service

     

    World Wide Web Publishing Service

     

    Claims to Windows Token Service

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:23 PM
  • www service is running fine, as is IIS Admin Service. However, Claims to Windows Token Service is disabled. What exactly does that do for SharePoint, and should it be enabled?

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:42 PM
  • Claims to Windows Token translates between claim provider and an associated windows/ntlm login.

    If the user remotes in to the server can they manually create a web app in IIS? What error do they get when they try creating a web application?


    SharePoint 2010 Extensions - http://sp2010ext.codeplex.com/ My Blog - http://www.withinsharepoint.com Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/withnsharepoint
    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:45 PM
  • Claims to Windows Token Service  is not required for classic mode .that is required for claim based

    so no worries abt that one

     

    so new button  should be enabled atleast

     

    just try another browser then, and silver light be there in that browser .

     

     

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:48 PM
  • If the user remotes in to the server can they manually create a web app in IIS? What error do they get when they try creating a web application?

    Any time any of us does any work on the server, we all use remote desktop. Then, from there, we run Central Admin - - for him, the 'New' button is disabled.
    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:59 PM
  • Right, can you have him try from the IIS admin mmc? This will verify he has all the appropriate server access. They can make it on some obscure port and immediately remove it.
    SharePoint 2010 Extensions - http://sp2010ext.codeplex.com/ My Blog - http://www.withinsharepoint.com Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/withnsharepoint
    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 10:03 PM
  • Run IE as Administrator.
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:42 AM
  • As I mentioned in my post.  To create a Web Application you need to be both a Farm Administrator and a local administrator on the server.  You said he was a farm admin.  Was he also a server admin on the server?

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    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 11:39 AM