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Failed to provision the SharePoint Central Administration Web Application. System.Xml.XmlException was thrown RRS feed

  • Question

  • When I installed SharePoint server in windows 8 , during configuration i found this error in Log

    Failed to provision the SharePoint Central Administration Web Application. An exception of type System.Xml.XmlException was thrown. Additional exception information: Data at the root level is invalid. Line 1, position 1. System.Xml.XmlException: Data at the root level is invalid. Line 1, position 1. at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(Exception e) at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseRootLevelWhitespace() at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseDocumentContent() at System.Xml.XmlLoader.Load(XmlDocument doc, XmlReader reader, Boolean preserveWhitespace) at System.Xml.XmlDocument.Load(XmlReader reader) at System.Xml.XmlDocument.Load(String filename) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPAspConfigurationFile.ApplyZoneSettingsToWebConfig(Uri responseUri, SPIisSettings settings) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebApplication.Provision() at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPAdministrationWebApplication.Provision() at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebServiceInstance.Provision() at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.CentralAdministrationSiteTask.ProvisionAdminVs() at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.CentralAdministrationSiteTask.Run() at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.TaskThread.ExecuteTask()


    Thanks,

    Binaya

    Sunday, November 24, 2013 4:48 PM

Answers

  • SharePoint 2010 does not support Windows 8.  It does support Windows 7 (in a limited way), but it may be better to look at using virtual machines running Server 2008 R2 or Server 2012.

    Trevor Seward, MCC

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    This post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.

    Sunday, November 24, 2013 9:36 PM
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  • There are several posts out there about getting SharePoint 2010 up and running on Windows 8. You could try following this one and see if it helps. If not, there are others. You will need to do some tweaking to get it running. I would agree with Trevor however, you'd be better off starting up a VM.

    Imagine what we could be...if we could just imagine. | Daniel A. Galant | Sr. SharePoint Solutions Architect EPC Group.net

    Sunday, November 24, 2013 9:42 PM

All replies

  • SharePoint 2010 does not support Windows 8.  It does support Windows 7 (in a limited way), but it may be better to look at using virtual machines running Server 2008 R2 or Server 2012.

    Trevor Seward, MCC

    Follow or contact me at...
      

    This post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.

    Sunday, November 24, 2013 9:36 PM
    Moderator
  • There are several posts out there about getting SharePoint 2010 up and running on Windows 8. You could try following this one and see if it helps. If not, there are others. You will need to do some tweaking to get it running. I would agree with Trevor however, you'd be better off starting up a VM.

    Imagine what we could be...if we could just imagine. | Daniel A. Galant | Sr. SharePoint Solutions Architect EPC Group.net

    Sunday, November 24, 2013 9:42 PM