An error occurred in the SharePoint Portal Administration service, and the service was stopped. The service was automatically restarted.
To resolve this issue execute the following steps:
Look in the Application event log for related events and information. 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:
Start Computer Management Console
If the error continues, contact Microsoft Product Support Services for more information.
For information about the SharePoint Portal Administration Service, see the Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administrator’s Guide.