BradSav

Hi Everyone,

I have been hunting high and low for a solution to this, but have yet to have success.

I recently created a web application in Sharepoint 3.0 Central Administration. However I incorrectly made a typo when setting the path field in the IIS Web Site area. Instead of having:

C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\Portal80

I put in

C\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\Portal80

I missed the ":" and now I am unable to delete this web application.

The error I am getting is: Absolute path information is required.

No matter what I try I am unable to delete this accursed webapplication on port 80.

If any of you guru's can help me I'll be indebted to you

PS! This is easily reproducible - if anybody wants to try in a DEV environment.

Regards

Brad



Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Sharepoint 2007 Delete Web Application Error

Charbel CHARBEL

Hi Brad,

Have you tried to delete the site from IIS directly





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Sharepoint 2007 Delete Web Application Error

BradSav

Hi Charbel,

The site never got created in IIS.





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Sharepoint 2007 Delete Web Application Error

Linda Nevills

I am having the same problem. It seems like there is now an invalid entry in the config db that is preventing any further creation or deletion of web applications. I don't see a way to reset the properties via stsadm. Was there ever a solution found here






Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Sharepoint 2007 Delete Web Application Error

Johnny Vee

Hi There,

I have had this problem for sometime now and unable to work out what is going wrong... Can somebody pleeaase help





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Sharepoint 2007 Delete Web Application Error

BradSav

Hi Everyone,

Unfortunately never found a solution to this problem... Looks like a BUG!

As the build was new, I ended up removing the MOSS farm and recreating.

Regards,

Brad





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Sharepoint 2007 Delete Web Application Error

Johnny Vee

Thanks for that Brad.

I am only new to sharepoint - can you point out how I can remove a Moss farm

Cheers,

John





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Sharepoint 2007 Delete Web Application Error

BradSav

Hi John,

Run the Sharepoint Configuration Wizard and select to remove the farm.

This will remove all the MOSS websites from the web front end server. It will not however delete the SQL databases - these will need to be deleted manually.

You should then be able to run the wizard again to recreate a clean farm with clean SQL databases.

Regards,

Brad