Taking Control of SharePoint

Ever since we migrated from WSS 2.0 to 3.0, I have been stymied by site collection permissions issues.  Under 2.0, SharePoint server administrators had access to everything, but under 3.0 they get nothing.  I was getting pretty sick of not being able to manage SharePoint site collections from the command line.  Fortunately, there is a solution… it lies in the “Policy for Web Application” in the Central Admin site (or in the “-o changepermissionpolicy” option of stsadm.exe):


Become Administrator of the Entire Web Application – The SharePoint Farmer’s Almanac

To grant a user or group administrator access to a given web application do as follows.

  1. Go to SharePoint Central Administration.
  2. Click on the Application Management tab.
  3. Under Application Security click on Policy for Web Application
  4. Click Add Users
  5. Confirm your settings on the screen (defaults should be what you want) and click Next
  6. Now enter your user or group of users
  7. Click the box beside Full Control ? Has full control.
  8. Click Finish

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