Central Administration update failed - Event 7037 (SharePoint 2010 Products)


Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010

Alert Name:   Central Administration update failed

Event ID:   7037

Summary:   This error indicates that the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 timer job to update Central Administration on a specific URL was not created, or the local registry–based URL for the Central Administration was not updated.

Symptoms:   One or more of the following symptoms might appear:

  • Local server URL settings for the Central Administration Web site do not match the configured settings.

  • This event appears in the event log: Event ID: 7037 Description: Error creating timer job to update central administration url location at <URL>.

Cause:   One or more of the following might be the cause:

  • The timer job that updates the Central Administration settings failed to be created. This failure may be caused by a communication failure with the configuration database while the configuration object was created.

  • The Central Administration URL registry location on the local server failed to be updated because of registry key permission issues.

Resolution:   Grant permissions to the appropriate hive location in registry

  • Make sure that the local administrators and farm administrators groups have full control permissions on the local registry–based URL for the Central Administration.


    Incorrectly editing the registry might severely damage the system. Before making changes to the registry, back up any valued data on the computer.

    1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.

    2. In Registry Editor, in the tree view, locate the following registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\WSS\CentralAdministrationURL.

    3. Right-click the registry key, and then click Permissions.

    4. Make sure that the Administrators and WSS_ADMIN_WPG local groups have Allow Full Control permissions, and no Deny permissions have been set. Do not remove or change permissions for any other group or user entry for this registry key.

Resolution:   Restart the update of the Central Administration Web site port

  1. Verify that you meet the following minimum requirements: See Add-SPShellAdmin.

  2. On the Start menu, click All Programs.

  3. Click Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products.

  4. Click SharePoint 2010 Management Shell.

  5. At the Windows PowerShell command prompt, type the following command:

    Set-SPCentralAdministration -Port <Int32>


    • <Int32> is the new port number.

For more information, see Set-SPCentralAdministration.


We recommend that you use Windows PowerShell when performing command-line administrative tasks. The Stsadm command-line tool has been deprecated, but is included to support compatibility with previous product versions.