Sharepoint site is showing in application manager but it's application pool is not showing

Tevon2.0 1,096 Reputation points
2023-01-19T19:28:07.3433333+00:00

Upon looking in my IIS Manager I noticed that the web site for my site is showing but the application pool is no longer there. How can that happen? Also, I now can't export from that site using Central Admin now. Are these tied together?

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  1. Wendy Li_MSFT 1,711 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-01-20T02:49:41.1533333+00:00

    @Tevon2.0 Per my understanding, you issue is that you found one web site is in IIS Manager and could not find the related application pool, is it right?

    To narrow down this issue, let's verify the followings:

    1. Which version of SharePoint are you using?
    2. The web site you mentioned is a SharePoint web application or SharePoint site or IIS web site?
    3. Could you provide some screenshots about your check on IIS Manager?
    4. Could you open the SharePoint site via browser successfully? If not, are there any errors displaying?
    5. Could you find the SharePoint site under CA->Application Management->View all site collections?

    One SharePoint site doesn't have a dedicated application pool, it is included in its web application. So, to find the application pool. you should find the web application which hosts the SharePoint site, then you can check its application pool like the below:

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    To export a SharePoint site successfully, please make sure you are using Farm Administrator and have Write permissions on the File Location that you use to save the export file as it showed "Access is denied" in your provided image.

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    If I misunderstand your meaning, please feel free to reply.


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