How to find a site's owner?

Posted on 2012-08-22
Last Modified: 2012-08-29
We;re using sp2007 MOSS.
I have no access to a sub site even when I log in as System Account.  How can I find who's the owner of this site? ( I only have the url to this sub site and no name).  Also, is there a way to prevent sub site owner from removing Sys Account permission for all sub sites/sites in the future?  Thank you.
Question by:lapucca
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    Assisted Solution

    You can try to take ownership of it.

    Use this procedure to take ownership of a site collection.

    1.  connect into the Central Administration

    2. On the top navigation bar, click Application Management.

    3. On the Application Management page, in the SharePoint Site Management section, click Site Collection Administrators.

    4. If the selected site is not the site for which you want to take ownership, on the Site Collection Administrators page, on the Site Collection menu in the Site Collection section, click Change Site Collection.

    5. In the Select Site Collection dialog box, select the site for which you want to take ownership.

    Click OK.

    In either the Primary site collection administrator user text box or the Secondary site collection administrator user text box, enter the user name of the user to give him ownership.

    If there is no secondary site collection administrator, you can add the user name of the user to give that user control for the role. If there is a secondary site collection administrator, take ownership of either the primary collection administrator role or the secondary collection administrator role.
    Click OK. The ownership is granted.
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    Assisted Solution

    In order to find site owner - central admin - application managment - site collection administrator - you will find the primrary amd secondary site owener  
    give read right to the sub site owener on the site collection level this way he will be able to browse to the subsite where he will have full admin rights  .
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    Accepted Solution

    Site owner can be different than Site Collection Administrator. To check the Site Owner, you may go to Site Actions -> Site Settings -> Modify All site settings ->Users and Permissions -> Advance Permissions -> Setting, there you will find option to set Site owner; if I remember the location correclty. But as I mentioned there is a difference in Site Owner and Site Collection Administrator, so choose what set of role you want to define for the user, and provide access accordingly. If you want to change Site Collection Administrator, please follow steps as stated by other experts on this question.
    Hope this helps.

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    Thanks everyone.

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