About Site Owners

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When you create a site, it automatically lists you as the siteowner. Depending on the configuration of the site, you might alsobe required to specify a secondary owner for the site. Confirmationnotifications are sent automatically to the site owner and to thesecondary owner, if one exists.

The owner and secondary owner of a site are members of theAdministrator site group for their site. They are also identifiedseparately in the configuration database as site owners. You canchange this owner flag only by using the Manage Site CollectionOwners page in Central Administration or by using the siteowner operation with Stsadm.exe.

Note: If you remove anowner from the Administrator site group for the site, the ownerretains the owner flag in the database and can still perform Website administrative tasks.