I had the same problem as OP
I've added admin to the openfire.xml file --> now the admin console page cannot be displayed
If I change back to false the admin console comes back, but my configuration is (of course) gone
I'm really finding Openfire difficult to configure. Originally I wanted to authenticate against AD but after a few hours of struggling with "Base DN" and AD attribute names I've gone for something less ambitious. Is there a helpful "howto" which would walk me through getting something up and running?
p.s. version 3.6.4 of Openfire running on WIndows Server 2003 SP2
p.p.s Have tried again and now get errors in the Openfire console, see attached textfile
openfire.txt.zip (872 Bytes)