Web application creation process through SharePoint 2013 central administration site stopped in the middle with error messages “This page can’t be displayed”, “Internet Explorer Cannot Display This Page”!. However, I noticed that the IIS Web Sites, Application Pools, content databases are created! But there is no content inside the virtual directory in IIS. I couldn’t manage the web application through Central admin UI – So, the web application is in an unsupported state.
Internet Explorer 11 error message:
Internet Explorer 10 and below:
It usually occurs when your SharePoint server’s configuration is low and it’s performing poorly! You may be running the SharePoint server with the below-recommended hardware (CPU, Memory, Disk space).
To resolve the issue, 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.
Deleted the corrupted Web Application, Application Pool from IIS before creating a new web application. Now, I’m able to create Web Applications without any issues! Microsoft KB addressing this issue: https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2543306