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I am the site collection admin of the site http://server/. I am also farm administrator and local admin of the Windows Server account.

However, I do not have access in the site http://server/sites/site1. How can I make myself admin of site1 ?

EDIT: I do not have access rights in the central administration.

  • If your account is part of Farm Admin group then you should have access to Site1. What error you are getting? – Amal Hashim Apr 27 '15 at 12:18
  • I get the generic access error page with the message Sorry, you don't have access to this page. – enb081 Apr 27 '15 at 12:19
  • Give yourself full control to the webapplication. – Christoffer Apr 27 '15 at 12:19
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http://server/sites/site1 is a different site collection. Go to the central administration. Select the site collection under the web application and add the account in its list of administrators.

  • I am a farm admin, however I do not have access rights in the central administration. – enb081 Apr 27 '15 at 12:21
  • The site collection admin of this site can give you the admin rights on this site collection – Nadeem Yousuf Apr 27 '15 at 12:24
  • So the fact that I am the site collection admin of http://server/ doesn't help? – enb081 Apr 27 '15 at 12:25
  • Yes both are different. – Nadeem Yousuf Apr 27 '15 at 12:26
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Two things you can get the access to the site collection:

  1. add your account into the Policy of the Web App. this way you will access all site collections in that web app.
  2. Or you can go Central admin > Application Management > Change Site collection Administrator...select the web app and then site collection and change it here.
  • I am a farm admin, however I do not have access rights in the central administration. – enb081 Apr 27 '15 at 12:23
  • if you dont have the access to central admin then your account is not farm admin. check under which account SharePoint timer service is running on sharepoint server? – Waqas Sarwar MVP Apr 27 '15 at 12:28
  • It is running under an account different from mine. I am pretty sure I am farm admin, I can deploy solutions, etc. – enb081 Apr 27 '15 at 12:32
  • are you getting the access denied on central admin using your account? – Waqas Sarwar MVP Apr 27 '15 at 12:32
  • It keeps asking for username / password even though I provide the correct ones, so I guess, yes. – enb081 Apr 27 '15 at 12:33

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