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Error message when you add a user into a Farm Administrators group in SharePoint Foundation 2010 or in SharePoint Server 2010: "An unexpected error has occurred"
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You add a user into a Farm Administrators group in SharePoint Foundation 2010 or in SharePoint Server 2010. In this case, you receive the following error message:
An unexpected error has occurred.
To work around this issue, you must be a member of both the following groups on the server that is hosting the SharePoint Central Administration Web site: