Create new web application from SharePoint 2013 Central Administration site got stuck at "This shouldn't take long" message for long time.
Try closing any open application in the server and free-up server memory. Increase the "Shutdown Time Limit" value of Central Administration's Application Pool in IIS! Here is how:
- Login to your SharePoint server which hosts Central Administration
- Open IIS manager >> Expand the server name and click on Application Pools.
- Locate the SharePoint Central Administration v4 application pool. Right click on it and choose Advanced Settings.
- In the Process Model section, set the Shutdown Time Limit to a greater value. E.g 900.
- Restart IIS.
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