Administration service is not running (SharePoint 2010 Products)
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010
Topic Last Modified: 2009-11-02
Alert Name: Administration service is not running
Event ID: No event ID
Summary: The Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Administration service is required to run on all servers in a Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 farm. This service performs multiple operations on the local server computers that require local administrator permissions for operations; for example, creating and deleting Web applications and service applications, and starting and stopping services. If this service is not running on any server in a SharePoint Foundation 2010 farm, administrative operations can fail or partially succeed.
Cause: One or more of the following might be the cause:
The SharePoint Foundation Administration service was stopped by an administrator on a particular computer.
The user name or password for the account that the SharePoint Foundation Administration service is set to run as is incorrect.
An error condition in the SharePoint Foundation Administration service caused the service to terminate.
Start the SharePoint Foundation Administration service by using the Services Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in in Windows. Click Start, click Run and type the following:
If the service fails to start, ensure that the user name and account have membership in the Administrators group on the local computer.
If the service could not be started, try to repair the SharePoint Foundation configuration on that server by running the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard.