Central Administration Pages

The most pages are used by Central Administration in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 are located under 12 HiveTemplatesAdmin. The virtual location of these pages can be mentioned as SiteUrl/_admin/Page.aspx

I list out those pages in following table.

Page Title Server Relative URL Location Description
AddContentDatabase /_admin/newcntdb.aspx This page used to create a new content database or to add an existing content database to this web application
AddIncomingUrl /_admin/AddIncomingUrl.aspx This page used to add an internal url to the web application.
AdminDirectory /_admin
AlternateUrlCollections /_admin/AlternateUrlCollections.aspx This Page list out the alternate url’s available in the farm or particular web application.
ApplicationCreated /_admin/applicationcreated.aspx This page comes out after the creation of web application.
ApplicationManagement /_admin/applications.aspx This page contains links to pages that help you configure settings for applications and components that are installed on the server or server farm.
AuthenticationProviders /_admin/authenticationproviders.aspx This page list out the zone and membership providers of the web application.
Backup /_admin/Backup.aspx This page list out the Web applications for backup.
BackupHistory /_admin/BackupHistory.aspx Use this page to manage the history logs for backup and restore operations.
BackupStatus /_admin/BackupStatus.aspx Use this page to view the backup or restore job status.
BlankImage /_layouts/images/blank.gif
ConfigureUpgradeDatabases /_admin/ConfigureUpgradeDatabases.aspx
ContentDatabaseSettings /_admin/oldcntdb.aspx Use this page to manage content databases for the selected web application
CreateExternalUrl /_admin/CreateExternalUrl.aspx use this page to create an External resource mapping.
CreateSite /_admin/CreateSite.aspx This page used to create a new top-level Web site
Default /_admin/default.aspx
DeploySolution /_admin/DeploySolution.aspx This page has a list of the Solutions in the farm.
DspSettings /_admin/dspsettings.aspx This page contains settings for data retrieval services.
EditOutboundUrls /_admin/EditOutboundUrls.aspx Use this page to edit the public zone URL’s of the web application
Error /_layouts/error.aspx
ExtendVs /_admin/extendvsoption.aspx Use this page to create a new Windows SharePoint Services application or to extend an existing application to another IIS Web Site.
FarmCredMgmt /_admin/FarmCredentialManagement.aspx Use this page to manage the service accounts in the farm.
FarmServers /_admin/FarmServers.aspx This page has a list of the Servers in the farm.
GradualUpgrade /_admin/GradualUpgrade.aspx
HomePage /default.aspx
JobEdit /_admin/JobEdit.aspx Use this page to change or delete a timer job.
ManageContentDatabases /_admin/cntdbadm.aspx Use this page to manage content databases for this web application.
Operations /_admin/operations.aspx This page contains links to pages that help you manage your server or server farm, such as changing the server farm topology, specifying which services are running on each server, and changing settings that affect multiple servers or applications.
Owners /_admin/owners.aspx Use this page to view and change the primary and secondary site collection administrators for a site collection.
Policy /_admin/policy.aspx This Page used to manage the Policy for the web application.
PolicyAnonymous /_admin/policyanon.aspx This page has the Policy settings for the anonym ous users of the Web application.
PolicyRole /_admin/policyrole.aspx Use this page to add the Permission Policy level for the web application.
PolicyRoles /_admin/policyroles.aspx Use this page to manage the permission levels for the web application.
PolicyUser /_admin/policyuser.aspx Use this page to add the policy for the users in Web application.
Restore /_admin/Restore.aspx Use this page to restore from backup.
RestoreStep1 /_admin/RestoreStep1.aspx Use this page to get the Backup file location of the web application.
RestoreStep3 /_admin/RestoreStep3.aspx Use this page to restore the specific content from the web application.
RetractSolution /_admin/RetractSolution.aspx This Page used to retract the solution from the web application.
RevertUpgrade /_admin/RevertUpgrade.aspx Use this page to revert back to the previous version environment.
SelectAlternateUrlCollection /_admin/SelectAlternateUrlCollection.aspx Use this page to select the alternate URL for the web application.
SelectServer /_admin/SelectServer.aspx Use this page to select the server from server collection.
SelectService /_admin/SelectService.aspx Use this page to select the service from the service collection.
SelectSite /_admin/SelectSite.aspx Use this page to select the SiteCollection from Web Application.
SelectWebApplication /_admin/SelectWebApplication.aspx Use this page to select the Web Application from the collections of Web Applications.
Server /_admin/Server.aspx This page has the list of service from the Server.
ServiceJobDefinitions /_admin/ServiceJobDefinitions.aspx This page has a list of the timer job definitions of the server or web application.
ServiceRunningJobs /_admin/ServiceRunningJobs.aspx This page has a list of the timer jobs running in Web Application.
SiteCreated /_admin/SiteCreated.aspx This page displays after the creation of SiteCollection.
SiteUpgrade /_admin/SiteUpgrade.aspx
SiteUpgradeSummary /_admin/SiteUpgradeSummary.aspx
Solutions /_admin/Solutions.aspx This page has a list of the Solutions in the farm.
SolutionStatus /_admin/SolutionStatus.aspx Use this page to list the Status for the Solution of the web application.
StartBackup /_admin/StartBackup.aspx Use this page to include the content in backup of the web application.
TargetWebApplication /_admin/TargetWebApplication.aspx
UnextendVs /_admin/unextendvs.aspx Use this page to remove Windows SharePoint Services from an IIS Web site.
UpgradeSettings /_admin/UpgradeSettings.aspx
UpgradeStatus /_admin/UpgradeStatus.aspx Use this page to see the status of a timer-based upgrade.

We can see this list of pages in Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.AdminPages internal Class from the Microsoft.SharePoint Assembly.

One thought on “Central Administration Pages

  1. Naresh Reply

    Hello Shantha Kumar,

    is theer any way that we can modify any of these pages. for instance, I would like to keep track of who installed a specific solution and what was the purpose like.. so basically wants to add more columns to the avilable 3(Name,status,Deployed to) something like that is possible? please advice. thanks much.

    -Naresh

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