Giving a User Site Collection Administrator Rights

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You can give site collection administrator rights to any userthat has interacted with the site by using the Site Settings pageor the command line for Windows SharePoint Services. To performthis task, you must be a site collection administrator, member ofthe SharePoint administrators group, or a member of theserver's local administrators group.

Note: Additionally, youcan get a list of the command-line operations by typing stsadm.exe -help on the command line. Syntax help forspecific operations is available by typing stsadm.exe -help operation_name .

Make a user a site collection administrator by using the HTMLadministration pages

  1. On a site in the site collection that has the user to whom youwant to give site collection administrator rights, click Site Settings .

  2. On the Site Settings page, in the Manage My Information section, click View information about site users .

  3. Click the name of the user to whom you want to give site collection administrator rights .

    Note: The User Informationpage displays all users who have interacted with the site. If youdon't see the desired user, ask the user to interact with thesite, for example, by creating a new item in a list and thendeleting it. After doing so, the user's name should appear onthe User Information page.

  4. Click Edit User Information .

  5. Select the Site collection administrator check box.

  6. Click Save and Close .

Give a user site collection administrator rights by usingStsadm.exe

  1. Determine the URL for the site and the user name, e-mailaddress, current site group, and display name of the user you wantto give site collection administrator rights to.

  2. On the server running Windows SharePoint Services, open acommand prompt.

  3. Change to the directory containing Stsadm.exe using the cd command. For example, using the default path, the commandwould be:

    cd c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web server extensions\60\bin
  4. Type the following, replacing the italicized text with thecorrect information:

stsadm.exe -o adduser -url URL -userlogin DOMAIN\User_Name -useremail -role Site_Group_Name -username "User's Display Name" -siteadmin

Retain the quotation marks around the user's displayname.

Command Line Parameters for adduser operation

Required parameters

Optional parameters