An error occurred in the SharePoint Portal Administration service. The portal configuration settings for backup cannot be synchronized with the server farm configuration database settings.
To resolve this issue execute the following steps:
Ensure that the server can access the configuration database and then ensure that the administration service is running in an account that has write permissions on the portal site database. The account for the administration service can be viewed though the Service snap-in which can be found in the Computer Management console. The following task will start the Computer Management console:
Start Computer Management Console
If necessary, look in the Application event log for related events. The Application event log can be viewed through the Event Viewer snap-in which can be found in the Computer Management console. The following task will start the Computer Management console:
For information about the SharePoint Portal Administration service, see the Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administrator’s Guide.