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I was installing Search Server express 2008 on my WSS v3 server.
Everything was looking good until i came across this ugly error
when trying to delete a SSP from the Shared Services Admin from the Sharepoint Central Admin site
An object in the SharePoint administrative framework, "SharedResourceProvider Na
me=SSP Parent=SPFarm Name=SharePoint_Config"
, could not be deleted because other
objects depend on it. Update all of these dependants to point to null or diffe
rent objects and retry this operation. The dependant objects are as follows:
SPWebApplication Name=SharePoint - SharePoint80 Parent=SPWebService

So said to myself what next.I have to fix it
So after doing some research i came across this blog
by Jagannadha and he has pretty much explained
whats going but...

But the wierd thing is that its also showing that the sharedservice is unprovisioned.
So even if i try deleteing it from the stsadm as explained in the blog i keep getting the same error.

But since its saying the object can't delete because of some dependencies.The i taught i have to visit
the shrepoint config database which isn't recommended

So looking at the Objects table in the Sharepoint_Config DB if i do a select statement where
name like '%SharedServices%' i can see it the SSP sitting in there. So i tried deleting the record but
also got the error relating to dependencies.
After going through the columns i found a Status column and i can see the status for my sharedservices is
reading 3 .So that must be the unprovisioning warning it was giving me.
So i ran an update statement to update it to the default status which is 0.
After refreshing the page the warning went away

As soon as i did that went through decided to try the delete again from the Shared Services Admin

and BINGO it went away

Hope that helps and happy sharepointing

posted on Monday, September 1, 2008 6:24 PM


# re: deleting SSP (Shared Service Provider) in Sharepoint 2007 9/10/2008 9:01 AM FRANK
Thank you for this post, I was having the exact same problem, I used your solution and it worked out fine for me. Thanks a bunch!!!

# re: deleting SSP (Shared Service Provider) in Sharepoint 2007 12/16/2008 2:09 AM Franklin
When I click “Grant or configure shared services between farms” I get an error:An unhandled exception occurred in the user interface.Exception Information: The specified account name is invalid.
Parameter name: account

I get this same error if I try to click on edit properties in the drop down for the parent ssp in Manage this Farm's Shared Services as well.

If I try to delete the ssp using command line I get: cannot delet the parent.

Any suggestions?

# re: deleting SSP (Shared Service Provider) in Sharepoint 2007 12/16/2008 10:33 AM Franklin
It seems you have problems with the Parent SSp which i think its a dependency issue.
Have you used the solution i proposed?
Hope that helps

# re: deleting SSP (Shared Service Provider) in Sharepoint 2007 4/11/2010 4:14 AM Kailash Dhondiyal
You can try below link to solve it easily...

# re: deleting SSP (Shared Service Provider) in Sharepoint 2007 4/15/2011 3:47 AM Asad Ali sandhu
Waooo..thats great...

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