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Determining who owns what in SharePoint

  Asked By: Ariel    Date: Mar 27    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1722

We have had some turnover amoung the people who are group or list or
other object owners in SharePoint. New people have "taken their place"
but I need to know what objects I need to change ownership to the new

Is there any "easy" way to do this?



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Trinity Scott     Answered On: Mar 27

Historically I've had VERY good success with Microsoft's Powershell, and created
dozens of scripts to perform queries/reports quite similar to yours.
My own scripts are in a new codeplex project called "Practical Sharepoint
Governance" (PSG) - at http://www.codeplex.com/PSG.

Basically you're going to use the Sharepoint object  model available via these
scripts to programmatically look for EVERYTHING with your former colleague's
name associated with it. Once you get that list  (I'd output it as a tagged XML
file of your own construction), then you have THE list of things you have to
change (re-assign, delete, whatever).

If you've never used powershell scripts to interact with Sharepoint, prepare to
feel "empowered" for perhaps the first time since you had to administrate

Let me know if the new codeplex site is accessible for you - I just put it up a
week ago, and it still needs work.

Answer #2    Answered By: Constance Guerrero     Answered On: Mar 27

Thanks for the ideas! That should put me on the right track. I
was not able to get to your site on Codeplex.

Answer #3    Answered By: Chandrabhan Konwar     Answered On: Mar 27

Remove the period (.) from the end of the URL..........

Answer #4    Answered By: Tina Owens     Answered On: Mar 27

I think someone else answered this before me, but did removing the period "."
from the end of the URL work? Somehow the period at the end of the sentence got
stuffed into that URL.

Let me know if you got in. In the meantime, google "sharepoint" and
"powershell", and you'll find the guy from whom I started. He should get all due
credit as well...

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