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  Asked By: Stephanie    Date: Oct 13    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1205

When, on the Portal Server, trying to start the Admin tool I get the following
message: "Unable to open the SharePoint Portal Server named '<servername>'"
I have no problem accessing the workspace via IE or Windows Explorer.



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Bhupendra Bajpai     Answered On: Oct 13

The same problem  occurred on my server. Without any reason, and I couldn't
set any security roles any longer.
The only solution we found was to restore a backup of the worspace on
another server.

Answer #2    Answered By: Marianne Vance     Answered On: Oct 13

may be you can stop and start  the www services. hope it works.

Answer #3    Answered By: Aayushman Kanvinde     Answered On: Oct 13

This problem  sometimes occurs if you have done one of the following:

Renamed the server
changed the domain in which the server  lives
are not an administrator on the box.

I have had it occur to me a couple times in all of those situations. I will
need to look and see if I have the actual steps it took to fix it.

Answer #4    Answered By: Edgardo Atkins     Answered On: Oct 13

Usually this happens if the server  name changed after SPS was installed. You
will need to recreate a MMC admin  console for sharepoint. To do so launch MMC
add Snap-in and save it as the initial sharepoint.msc.

Answer #5    Answered By: Kamal Mayachari     Answered On: Oct 13

Just now I had the same problem  and I solved by bypassing the proxy

Answer #6    Answered By: Kelsie Terrell     Answered On: Oct 13

I solved it by adding an Exception in "Do not use proxy server  for addresses
beginning with:"
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