Getting and changing site admins in SharePoint Server with PowerShell

In the previous post we discussed SharePoint Online cloud service. Now, let’s talk about SharePoint farm deployed on premises.

We can specify Primary and Secondary site collection administrators in the SharePoint Central Administration portal by clicking on Application Management and then on Change site collection administrators in the Site Collections section.

Primary and secondary administrators are those who, among other things, receive e-mail notifications about various SharePoint event, like when a site collection reaches its storage limit.

Also, you can specify list of other administrators in the Site Settings. To do this, on the site collection click the cog at the upper right part of the page and then click Site Settings. If there is no such a setting in the menu, click on the Site information and then on the View all site settings. Finally, click on the Site collection administrators in the Users and Permissions section.

Now, let’s do it with PowerShell.

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Getting and changing site admins in SharePoint Online with PowerShell

In the SharePoint Online admin portal we can specify the primary admin and the list of other admins in the properties menu of the site.

Let’s look at how we can do it in PowerShell.

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