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Can AD Groups be used for Primary Site Collection Administrators?

  Asked By: Bhavani    Date: Mar 20    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 3214

Setting up a site collection today, I got to the screen where I set the site
admins. I would love to use an AD group here but, it seems to only accept
individual AD users for the Primary and Secondary admins. Can anyone confirm
this functionality? Is there any work around? Thoughts?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Mason Davis     Answered On: Mar 20

Have you checked out ....


Answer #2    Answered By: Savannah Pena     Answered On: Mar 20

Yes. That does work. Just curious that it can't be handled from the creation
menu. Now can you tell me is the security level of access the same for the
primary admin and the site  collection admins?

Answer #3    Answered By: Upendra Bordoloi     Answered On: Mar 20

That page is available via the site  Collection admins  link in the Users and
permissions column of the site settings page on the top level site of the site
collection. Although you can use this page to add more than two site collection
administrators I've never been able to use a group  here. Permissions are the
same as the regular site collection  admins, but I'm not sure if people added
here get the same emails as the regular two site collection admins.