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You can also see it listed in the content pane of the IIS console when you select the Sites folder in
the navigation pane. The Bindings column shows what ports are bound and listening for each IIS
Web Site (you can see it in Figure 2.41 earlier).
C H E C K I N G C E N T R A L A D M I N I S T R A T I O N V 4
The Central Administration v4 site uses a separate IIS Web Site than SharePoint-80. Because
Central Administration is so important to SharePoint and all of its contents, the configuration
wizard set it up to use a completely different port, one generated randomly so that users are
unlikely to mistakenly attempt to access it. It shares some of the same virtual directories with
other SharePoint IIS Web Sites, but it uses a folder named after whatever its port address is
in the wss folder (in my example, it’s “2666”) and unique files in the virtual directory admin
from the ADMIN folder in the SharePoint root, %Program Files%\Common Files\Microsoft
Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\ADMIN. This is one of the reasons why the
pages in Central Administration don’t conform to the design of normal SharePoint sites.
If you click the Web Site icon for Central Administration v4 and make sure you’re in Feature
view in the workspace, you can easily see that the port for Central Administration in the actions
pane is unique and different from Sharepoint-80 (Figure 2.46). Keep in mind that your port
number will be different.
Something else to remember is the link that shows you that the port can literally be used
to browse to the site—so if you’re in the console and you need to open Central Administration
quickly, you can.
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