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Site Collection Admin unable to add users RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have added myself as one of the 2 site collection admins in CA.

    I go to to the site -> Site Definitions -> Site Collection Admins and try to add someone else and it throws an error page saying I am not a site admin.

    I go to any group and I can't see "Add User" in the context menu "Actions"

    In other sites for the same web application that doesn't happen.

    I tried to add group using a command line:

    stsadm -o adduser

    and I get an "Access is Denied" Error

    We are using WSS 3.0 with no moss.

    Any clues??

    Thanks



    L. Skynyrd


    • Edited by J.Clua Monday, September 16, 2013 7:55 PM
    Monday, September 16, 2013 7:52 PM

Answers

  • Got it.

    The site was read-only

    Thanks


    L. Skynyrd

    • Marked as answer by J.Clua Wednesday, September 18, 2013 10:45 AM
    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 1:42 PM

All replies

  • Check the settings on the Group you are trying to add users to.  There is a setting in the group settings that restricts adding users to the Owner of the Group.  That's the default setting for most SharePoint groups.  If the group is set that way it doesn't matter what permissions you have you won't be able to add users to the group.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.

    Monday, September 16, 2013 11:30 PM
  • I cant edit the Group Settings even using a site collection admin user.

    It throws an error: "only owners of the group can change its settings"

    I thought a site collectoin admin was owner of all groups.

    What can I do?


    L. Skynyrd

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 1:38 PM
  • Got it.

    The site was read-only

    Thanks


    L. Skynyrd

    • Marked as answer by J.Clua Wednesday, September 18, 2013 10:45 AM
    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 1:42 PM
  • That would do it too.  Then you wouldn't be able to make any changes.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:46 PM