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  Asked By: Andrea    Date: Nov 30    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1299

I have recently encountered a problem with being unable to open the
management console. I have found the knowledge base article that I
suspect relates to the issue but its resolution is meaningless to me.
Here is the message:

If you try to check the permissions in the Web storage system, when you
click the Security tab, you may receive an unspecified 0x80004005 error
Also, when you start the SharePoint Portal Server Administrator console,
you may receive the following error message:
Unable to open the SharePoint portal server named " server_name"

This issue may occur if the Msdmisap.dll file is missing in the
application mappings. These mappings are located in the Internet
Information Services (IIS) Administrator. To locate the mappings, click
the default Web site, right-click click SharePoint Portal Server, and
then click Properties. Click Virtual Directory, and then click

To resolve this issue, use Metaedit to add the Msdmisap.dll file mapping
Expand LM, expand w3svc, and then expend the 1 folder.
Click the root, click SharePoint Portal Server, and then click
Add the following entry:
*,C:\program files\Sharepoint Portal Server\bin\Msdmisap.dll,1

Problem is that I have not used Metaedit and have little idea what the
LM reference is.

Has anyone encountered or resolved this issue?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Suresh Chindarkar     Answered On: Nov 30

Metaedit is a utility that you can get from MS. Look at Q232068. This
has a link to dl MetaEdit which will allow you to edit the metabase of
IIS. LM is local machine(?) that is on the left-hand side treeview. If
you play with the metabase, you might be wise to back up the metabase

Answer #2    Answered By: Varun Mehta     Answered On: Nov 30

This one is a strange issue  as I have had no problem  until recently.

Answer #3    Answered By: Junior Jarvis     Answered On: Nov 30

Can not say if this will solve your problem, I have not run into it. I
wonder why/how the mappings  may have changed.

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