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Add and remove term store administrators (SharePoint Server 2010)

SharePoint 2010
 

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-09-28

Term store administrators can perform the following actions on the term store that they administrate:

Create and delete term set groups.

Assign users to the group manager role or remove users from the group manager role.

Modify the working languages for the term store.

In addition, term store administrators can also perform any of the actions of roles with lower privileges. This includes the following:

  • Import a term set.

  • Assign users to the contributor role or remove users from the contributor role.

  • Create, rename, copy, reuse, move, and delete term sets.

  • Modify a term set’s description, owner, contact, stakeholders, submission policy, and whether the term set is available for tagging.

  • Create, rename, copy, reuse, merge, deprecate, move, and delete terms.

  • Modify a term’s description, labels, default label, and whether the term is available for tagging.

Procedures in this task:

The following is required to perform the procedures for this task:

Use this procedure to make a user an administrator of a term store.


To add a term store administrator by using Central Administration
  1. Ensure that you have the required permissions to perform this procedure. To add a term store administrator, you must be both a member of the Administrators group on the computer running the SharePoint Central Administration Web site, and a member of the Farm Administrators group.

  2. On the home page of the SharePoint Central Administration Web site, under Application Management, select Manage service applications.

  3. Select the Service Applications tab.

  4. Select the managed metadata service to which you want to add an administrator and then click Manage.

    The Term Store Management Tool is displayed.

  5. In the Properties pane, in the Term Store Administrators field, either type the name of the user to add or select the user to add by using the address book. Separate multiple user names with a semicolon (;).

  6. Click Save.

Use this procedure to remove a user from the administrator role of a term store.


noteNote
A person who is a term store administrator but not a farm administrator can also remove users from the term store administrator role. However, only farm administrators can perform this procedure because it starts in the Central Administration Web site. For more information about how users who are term store administrators but not farm administrators can add or remove term store administrators, see Office.com.
To remove a term store administrator by using Central Administration
  1. Ensure that you have the required permissions to perform this procedure. To remove a term store administrator using this procedure, you must be both a member of the Administrators group on the computer running the SharePoint Central Administration Web site, and a member of the Farm Administrators group.

  2. On the home page of the SharePoint Central Administration Web site, under Application Management, select Manage service applications.

  3. Select the Service Applications tab.

  4. Select the managed metadata service from which you want to remove an administrator and then click Manage.

    The Term Store Management Tool is displayed.

  5. In the Properties pane, in the Term Store Administrators field, delete the name of the user whom you want to remove from the administrator role.

  6. Click Save.

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