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Add a site (sub-site within a site collection) administrator

  Asked By: Travon    Date: Jun 05    Category: MOSS    Views: 4329

This question might be a repeater. I have MOSS 2007 installation and it has
got nearly 30 sub-websites under the root site for each of the departments we
have. I know how to specify the site collection administrators which gives
complete access to all sites. But, if for each respective department, there is a
person who wants to be an administrator how can assign the candidate only to
manage that particular site?

I used the tweak url:
http://<sitename>/sub-website/_layouts/mngsiteadmin.aspx . But what it does is
it gives an additional privilege to add more than 2 site collection
administrators. So, i was wondering if there is a way to make a person
administrator only to one particular site so that he/she can manage the complete
site including creating/modifying/deleting Permission groups.



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Gwendolyn Acosta     Answered On: Jun 05

If you go to the subsite, break permissions inheritance and grant the
user Full Control permission level they will have administrative
authority from that site  down in the hierarchy. There will be a few
things they can't do that are reserved for the Site Collection
Administrator or require administrative access to the root level site,
but they will be able to create, modify, and delete permission levels
and groups that they create.

Answer #2    Answered By: Kyle Hernandez     Answered On: Jun 05

I must be missing something; can't you just give them Full Control on
the Site where you want them to have these permissions?

Answer #3    Answered By: Kedar Phule     Answered On: Jun 05

My previous response seems to have gotten lost. Simply adding the user to
the site  Owners group for the site will give them Full Control over that
site, and that site only. SharePoint already has a group for this purpose.

Answer #4    Answered By: Chanel Gaines     Answered On: Jun 05

For the site  that you want the user to have Administrative control over
simply add  them to the Site owners group for that site. This group has full
control over that site.

Answer #5    Answered By: Timmy Whitney     Answered On: Jun 05

I did add  the person to the admin group of that site.
But, what happens is that this user cannot change the existing permission groups
for the site.
Thats where i get stumped. I know that i can make the person the admin for the
permission group so that he/she
can have full permissions. But, I was looking for a tweak something like the
mngsiteadmin.aspx file usage
which gives the site  collection admin to people, but specific the site under

Answer #6    Answered By: Harihar Sonnad     Answered On: Jun 05

Site permissions are managed at the root site  of the site collection. If
your user is a member of the Site Owners group for the site you wish them to
manage and they cannot modify those site's permissions, you are still, very
likely, inheriting permissions from the root. Break the permission
inheritance at the site level and you should be good to go.