Quick Tip: Local Central Admin SPWebApplication

I’ve seen several incoming searches like “SPWebApplication for Central Admin”, so hopefully this will provide a quick answer:


Which really just returns:


And a quick example in PowerShell for good measure:

PS C:\> [system.reflection.assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.SharePoint") > $null
PS C:\> $ca = [Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPAdministrationWebApplication]::Local
PS C:\> $ca.DefaultServerComment
SharePoint Central Administration v3
PS C:\> $ca.AdministrativeTasks.Items | select Title -first 3

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Hope this helps!


One Response to “Quick Tip: Local Central Admin SPWebApplication”

  1. Keith Dahlby Says:

    So I just noticed that I included this same tip as a footnote on the other post. Depressing that Google knows my blog better than I do…

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