Solved

Delete Orphan SharePoint website

Posted on 2013-11-25
4
360 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-25
I find that there is an orphan sharepoint website left in IIS. Is it safe to remove it under IIS ?

Tks
SharePoint.png
0
Comment
Question by:AXISHK
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:QPR
Comment Utility
I'd say yes but personally I'd rename it or change the port and see if anything breaks. I see it is currently stopped so whatever it serves won't be accessibly. Try starting it then browsing to it to see what the content is - if any
0
 

Author Comment

by:AXISHK
Comment Utility
Thanks but supposing there is not entry under SP central administration, how can we relink it to review its content ?

Try to start the website in IIS but it returns
"The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process (Exception from HRESULT:0x80070020).

Any idea ?


Tks
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:QPR
Comment Utility
You could start and then click browse in IIS without going into SharePoint.
The error you post suggests that another site may already be using the same port.
Look through the other sites to see if that is the case
0
 
LVL 29

Accepted Solution

by:
QPR earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
Also you could run netstat from the command prompt to see if another process is using that port
0

Featured Post

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Join & Write a Comment

I recently came across an issue with a MOSS 2007 deployment where access into some sub-sites were denied, even for the MOSS farm administrators. A bit of background to the setup of this MOSS farm; this was a three server setup, consisting of a fr…
If you create your solutions on SharePoint sooner or later you will come upon a request to set  permissions of the item depending on some of the item's meta-data - the author, people assigned as approvers, divisions, categories etc. The most natu…
This video discusses moving either the default database or any database to a new volume.
In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now