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  • Question

  • Is it possible, either through the front end or central admin, to discover who created a site?
    There are no mistakes; every result tells you something of value about what you're are trying to accomplish.
    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Wednesday, April 20, 2011 7:49 AM admin q (From:SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:13 PM

Answers

  • Hi

    In general I would suggest to use SP2007 (http://spm.codeplex.com/), pickup your site from the tree and look for "Author" propery.

    more over if your site/web is based on publishing template, then you can just go to "Pages" library and check createdBy/Contact field for default page.

    hope that this helps.



    Mariusz Gorzoch
    Blog : http://mariusz.gorzoch.pl
    Twitter : http://twitter.com/MariuszGorzoch
    • Proposed as answer by Veera Raj Wednesday, April 27, 2011 11:43 AM
    • Marked as answer by run4it Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:22 PM
    Friday, April 22, 2011 1:29 PM

All replies

  • I don,t believe that this is captured in the logs but the give away sign for me is the named site collection administrator, which I often check against the default announcement in the announcements list if a template has been used.

    Failing that, you can check the site collection entry from within central administration but I believe that this will capture the current site administrator, not the one that created a site.


    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/
    • Marked as answer by Leoyi Sun Tuesday, April 26, 2011 9:44 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by run4it Tuesday, April 26, 2011 2:57 PM
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:40 PM
    Answerer
  • Steven - I am the site collection administrator and I did not make this site. At least I don't remember making it!  There is no announcement list in it. 
    There are no mistakes; every result tells you something of value about what you're are trying to accomplish.
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:46 PM
  • Go to the root site and check the permissions.  SharePoint 2007 sometimes gives unique permissions to the creating administrator.  And, this may be a longshot, but have you any custom or third party tools that may have created this site?
    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/
    • Marked as answer by Leoyi Sun Tuesday, April 26, 2011 9:44 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by run4it Tuesday, April 26, 2011 2:58 PM
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:58 PM
    Answerer
  • Hi

    In general I would suggest to use SP2007 (http://spm.codeplex.com/), pickup your site from the tree and look for "Author" propery.

    more over if your site/web is based on publishing template, then you can just go to "Pages" library and check createdBy/Contact field for default page.

    hope that this helps.



    Mariusz Gorzoch
    Blog : http://mariusz.gorzoch.pl
    Twitter : http://twitter.com/MariuszGorzoch
    • Proposed as answer by Veera Raj Wednesday, April 27, 2011 11:43 AM
    • Marked as answer by run4it Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:22 PM
    Friday, April 22, 2011 1:29 PM
  • Gorzoch, thank you for the link from codeplex.  Our server admin is going to check it out.  Good tip on the publishing site template idea too (though this site isn't a publishing site).


    There are no mistakes; every result tells you something of value about what you're are trying to accomplish.
    Friday, April 22, 2011 6:06 PM
  • Go to the site, click "Page"

    Click "Page History"

    A list of versions will appear on the left, go to the bottom. 

    Version 1.0

    Click that link and scroll back up to the top of the page

    and you will see who created the page.

    Friday, December 8, 2017 5:27 PM