SharePoint Administration Service not started

In this article, we will learn how to enable the Microsoft SharePoint foundation administrative service to avoid SharePoint Administration Service not started issue when performing a farm backup in SharePoint Server 2013.

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The Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Administration 2010 service is not started

When I tried to perform a SharePoint backup via Central Administration. I checked the required backup items, then I clicked on Start Back up button,

Central Administration

but I got the below error:

The Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Administration 2010 service is not started

Sharepoint Administration Service not started
SharePoint Administration Service not started

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Cause

To be able to perform a backup operation in SharePoint Server, you must make sure that the SharePoint Administration Service is started and working properly in the Windows Services.

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Enable the Microsoft SharePoint foundation administrative service

To start The Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Administration 2010 service, you should follow the below steps:

  • Open Start > Administrative Tools > Services. (or RUN > services.msc)
Services.msc
  • Type S character as a quick search for all services that start with S character.
  • Click on SharePoint 2010 Administration service > Start the Service.
The Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Administration 2010 service is not started.

Note: If the service failed to start, try to provide the service account credential by

  • Right-click on the service name > Properties.
  • In the Log On Tab, > provide the service account credential again in the correct manner.
  • Go back to perform a backup that should be now worked properly.

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