How to Change Site Collection Administrators in SharePoint

This SharePoint tutorial explains, how to change the site collection administrators in SharePoint through central administration. In the same way, we can change the site collection administrator in SharePoint 2019/2016/2013/2010.

Site collection administrators will receive any quota or auto-deletion notices and have full control over all content in the site collection.

Change site collection administrator SharePoint

To change this Open SharePoint 2019/2016/2013/2010 central administration. Then click on Application Management. Then under Site Collections click on “Change site collection administrators”.

change site collection administrator sharepoint 2013

This will open the SharePoint Site Collection Administrators page.

If the site collection to which you want to add an administrator is listed, select the URL of the site collection, and then click OK.

If the site collection is not listed, click the arrow next to the web application name, click Change Web Application, select the name of the web application that contains the site collection, select the URL of the site collection, and then click OK. Click on Change Collection Administrator under a Site collection.

change site collection administrator sharepoint 2016

In the primary site collection administrator or Secondary site collection administrator area, either type the name of the user whom you want to add by using the format domain\username or select the user by using the address book.

change site collection administrator sharepoint 2019

Click OK.

Set up Site Collection Administrators in SharePoint 2010

Now, we will see how to set up site collection administrators in SharePoint 2010 site collection or sites. Let us see how to add a Site collection administrator after site creation. At the SharePoint site creation SharePoint asks you for administrators, but below we will describe how we can manager Site administrators after site creation.

For this open the site in the browser and then go to Site Actions -> Site Settings page as shown in the figure below:

set up site collection administrator in sharepoint 2010

Then click on Site collection administrator from the Users and Permissions section as shown in the figure.

how to set up site collection administrator in sharepoint 2010

This will open the Site collection administrator page and there you can delete any existing Site collection administrators or you can add any user to the site collection administrators as shown in the figure below.

sharepoint 2010 set up site collection administrator

Remember if you are not able to see site collection administrators link that means you are not a site collection administrator.

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This tutorial, we learned how to change the site collection administrator from the SharePoint central administration page in SharePoint 2019/2016/2013/2010.

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