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SharePoint site owner has left the company without passing on ownership RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    The owner for a SharePoint site I am trying to get access to has left the company without passing on the ownership to anyone else. What happens now. How do I get access to the site. Is there an overide method? or do you just have to start again?

    Thanks

    • Changed type Mike Walsh FIN Tuesday, July 5, 2011 4:01 PM q
    • Changed type Mike Walsh FIN Tuesday, July 5, 2011 4:01 PM q
    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Tuesday, July 5, 2011 4:02 PM admin q (From:SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 2:11 PM

Answers

  • HI,

    The farm administrator can provide you access.

    In an another way via central administrator --> Policy for web application a service account can be added as with admin access to all sites and thus using this account access canbegranted.

    You need to delete the person manually from all people page. Just select the checkbox against his name and go to Actions--> Remove from site collection.

    I hope this will help you out.

    Thanks,

    Rahul Rashu

    • Marked as answer by Peng Lei Wednesday, July 13, 2011 1:58 AM
    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 3:36 PM

All replies

  • No, you can ask the farm administrator to change the assigned site collection administrator within Central Administration.  Or he can assign himself and give you the appropriate permissions once he's logged in.
    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/
    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 2:37 PM
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  • Will the site owner's name always appear in the All People section of a sharepoint site?


    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 3:21 PM
  • HI,

    The farm administrator can provide you access.

    In an another way via central administrator --> Policy for web application a service account can be added as with admin access to all sites and thus using this account access canbegranted.

    You need to delete the person manually from all people page. Just select the checkbox against his name and go to Actions--> Remove from site collection.

    I hope this will help you out.

    Thanks,

    Rahul Rashu

    • Marked as answer by Peng Lei Wednesday, July 13, 2011 1:58 AM
    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 3:36 PM