Add Site Collection Administrators Programmatically/PowerShell in SharePoint

SharePoint site collection administrators have Full rights to all sites within a site collection. Primary site collection administrator and Secondary site collection administrator specified in central administration will automatically become site collection admins. Its also possible to add multiple site collection admins for any SharePoint site collection. How to add a site…

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Fix Incoming Emails Not Working Issue in SharePoint Migration

Problem: After a Database attach method of SharePoint migration from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010, all incoming E-mail enabled libraries stopped working! They no longer receive E-mails!!  Here is the root cause and fix for SharePoint incoming email stopped working issue. Root Cause: This is because SharePoint stores incoming E-mail configurations on…

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Update Web Part Properties using PowerShell in SharePoint

Ever wanted to update SharePoint web part properties programmatically? After a company acquisition, We had to change the company name from a custom web part’s title, throughout the web application. SharePoint update web part properties using PowerShell:  Update Web Part Properties in entire Web Application: Say, we want to update all web…

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Remove Site Collection Administrator in SharePoint using PowerShell

Site collection administrators are administrators of the site collection with full control to the entire site collection including top-level site and all of its subsites, lists and libraries in the site collection. How to Remove Site Collection Administrator in SharePoint? To remove SharePoint Site Collection Administrator, we use the “Site collection Administrators”…

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Create SharePoint Quota Templates using PowerShell

SharePoint quota templates enable us to keep the site collections growth in control. It defines the maximum amount of data stored in a site collection and prevents disk fillings! Quota template makes it easier to govern site collections growth by assigning a pre-defined sizing template to them, rather than assigning individual quotas…

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SharePoint 2010 Visual Upgrade – FAQs

What is Visual Upgrade in SharePoint 2010? Lets understand visual upgrade in SharePoint 2010. In short: It’s a feature introduced in SharePoint 2010 to ease up transition from MOSS 2007 user interface to SharePoint 2010 UI. When sites migrated from MOSS 2007 using database attach method, They will be using the v3…

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How to Recover Deleted SharePoint Central Admin Site from IIS?

SharePoint Central Administration site got deleted from IIS accidentally! It may happen due to a file system got corruption errors. No worries, We can Re-provision SharePoint Central admin site! Let’s provision a SharePoint central administration site using PowerShell. PowerShell Script to provision SharePoint Central Admin site: Open the “SharePoint 2013 Management Shell”…

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Site Collection Administrators Report for All SharePoint 2007 Sites

I just had to generate a report to find SharePoint site collection administrators and see who are all assigned with Site collection administrator rights on various site collections in the entire SharePoint Farm. Sure, let’s use PowerShell in SharePoint to get site collection administrator programmatically. This script iterates through all site collections…

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