Tuesday, September 21, 2010
After reading a rather ridiculous blog post, where the author's solution was to create Alternate Access Mappings, I thought I'd address how to change the port with less confusion.
Using the Set-SPCentralAdministration cmdlet, you can change the port hosting your Central Administration web application. You can easily change it as follows:
Set-SPCentralAdministration –Port 8282
You can read more about the Set-SPCentralAdministration cmdlet here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607832.aspx
In conclusion, I find a browser bookmark is quite capable of getting me to Central Admin with a single click on the Favorites Bar. This is a quick and easy solution that relieves me from having to remember what port is hosting Central Admin. However, I understand the need to change it may arise and PowerShell is there is save the day!