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How to change Central Admin Web site port (WSS 3.0)

There are few things you have to bear in mind if you plan to do this.

  1. You have to be a member of SharePoint Farm Administrators group.
  2. You can only change the Central Admin Website port using Stsadm command-line tool.

Stsadm tools location.
It is on the drive where SharePoint is installed, to go to the exact location, open a command line window and use the following command.

cd %CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\bin

To find out what is the current port number, use the following command.

stsadm –o getadminport

To change the port number, use the following command

stsadm –o setadminport –port <port> [-ssl] [-admapcreatenew] [-admapidname] <application pool name>

-Eric

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