After having an issue listed here go unanswered http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/SBS_Small_Business_Server/Q_24325490.html#a24221825
I resorted to a method found here:
"I had the same problem and for me worked this:
MOSS admin -> alternate access mappings and from there internal URL and external URL to the same
HTTP 302 is redirection code and in sharepoint alternate access mapping default zone was http://intranet
and internet zone was https://intranet.domain.com
Changed default zone to https://intranet.domain.com and problem solved for me..
PS! also did redirection in IIS from http://intranet
PPS! I wanted to use HTTPS you don't have to..
Only I messed up and didnt read all the way through and ending up mapping my admin to same local url as my deafult site, which is "http://server2
". Now my Sharepoint 3.0 Central Administration looks like my default site only with the default blue template and it lacks the Operations and Applicaton Management tabs on top. I was hoping to restore this with STSADM, but i um unable to find the right command for the job. Please help me on my way to recover my WSS 3.0 admin.