My SharePoint server is SharePoint 2013 and windows Server is 2012 and SQL Server 2012

I changed users password now I want to add site collection administrator in a site collection

I go to settings than site collection administrator than add user after I click the ok button it gives error and does not add another site collection administrator

  • what error you are getting?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Commented Apr 1, 2015 at 12:21
  • It gives just correlation id: something like guide, I searched that Id but found no result
    – MJ X
    Commented Apr 1, 2015 at 12:32
  • did you check the ULS logs for that correlation id? use merge-splog command to check the error details? which users password you change? did you change the brower(sometime it is browsers issue) or try from different PC.
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Commented Apr 1, 2015 at 12:36
  • How to check ULS log that id I have downloaded the ULS log viewer but don't know how to find this error can you help me
    – MJ X
    Commented Apr 1, 2015 at 12:42
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    if you permission to run the powershell script then do via powershell. Merge-SPLogFile -correlation "GUID " -Path "C:\FarmMergedLog.log" ....recreate the error and get the fresh Correltion ID and put in above command.
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Commented Apr 1, 2015 at 12:45

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You can use stsadm command to add site collection administrator.

stsadm.exe -o siteowner -url <url> [-ownerlogin <DOMAIN\name>] [-secondarylogin <DOMAIN\name>]

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