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HTTP 404 error when making request to searchfarmdashboard.aspx when SSL is enabled for Central Admin


I'm using version 3.86 of the script. When SSL is enabled for Central Admin the step that makes a request to searchfarmdashboard.aspx results in an HTTP 404 error. It works fine when SSL is not enabled for Central Admin.

When SSL is enabled for CA, I noticed that the CA site in IIS is not started. This is consistent with Spence Harbar's article: Perhaps this is the cause?
Closed May 10, 2013 at 2:17 PM by brianlala


brianlala wrote May 6, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Hi, can you confirm that this issue still occurs with the latest build/package?


wrote May 7, 2013 at 3:18 PM

wrote May 10, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Resolved with changeset 100404: Changes in this release:

  • InstallCumulativeUpdates function now parses opatchinstall*.log for result code to determine if the patch application worked, was not needed, etc.
  • InstallCumulativeUpdates also no longer requires the SP2013 March 2013 PU patch to be present in \Updates (e.g. in case it was already applied or slipstreamed)
  • Added try & catch to the section of CreateEnterpriseSearchServiceApp that issues a request to searchfarmdashboard.aspx so script doesn't blow up if it fails or times out
  • Consistently used the MatchComputerName function throughout script to better support FQDNs

wrote May 16, 2013 at 1:13 PM

wrote Nov 27 at 6:36 PM