Failed to open the default internet browser SharePoint : Resolved


Recently i uninstalled Chrome browser from my machine. After that when i tried to open Central Administration then below mentioned

error popped up as message.
Failed to open the default internet browser. An Internet browser is not  installed or has not been configured to be your default browser
I checked the target of Central Administration and found it was correct i.e. “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\BIN\psconfigui.exe” -cmd showcentraladmin”

So issue was that Central Administration application was unable to detect default browser. Though i have 2 different browsers on my machine including IE 9.

Below are the steps to fix the issue. Though these steps are specific to Windows 7 but you can use them with any Windows OS.

  1. Go to Control Panel.
  2. Click on “Default Programs“.
  3. Click on “Set your default programs“.
  4. Click “Internet Explorer” under Programs section (Left hand side in Windows 7) and click on “Set this program as default“.

You are done. Happy SharePointing 🙂

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