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I'm trying to update a site collection's owner and secondary with PowerShell. Currently, they're blank and CA fails. I enter the following in PowerShell:

Get-SPSite "http://company/division/site" | %{Set-SPSite $_ -OwnerAlias "spadmin" -SecondaryOwnerAlias "altspadmin"}

The following error is returned:

Set-SPSite : At line:11 char:46
+ Get-SPSite "http://company/division/site" | %{Set-SPSite $_ -OwnerAlias "spadmin ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidData: (Microsoft.Share...SPCmdletSetSite:SPCmdletSetSite) [Set-SPSite], SPException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPCmdletSetSite

(The highlight is under the Set-SPSite command.) The names are valid. Even the domain\name fails.

Note: I don't know if this has something to do with the error, but I notice that the content db is missing the SPDataAccess and SPReadOnly. Do you know how to get these roles installed?

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  • Note: <User> should be added with this format <domain>\<username>. not as you did "spadmin" so it should be "domain\spadmin" Jun 13, 2017 at 22:52
  • ??? Yes. I did that. (Per my explanation.)
    – Landfall
    Jun 13, 2017 at 22:59
  • Sorry, I don't note that! but in error message you have tried this cmdlet without domain !! Get-SPSite "http://company/division/site" | %{Set-SPSite $_ -OwnerAlias "spadmin" so Could you please try this command Set-SPSite -Identity "<SiteCollection>" -SecondaryOwnerAlias "<domain>\<username>" and check if you face the same issue or not! Jun 13, 2017 at 23:05
  • Can you try it as i:0#.w|Domain\Username ? Jun 14, 2017 at 4:58
  • M.Qassas: I tried it. Same error.
    – Landfall
    Jun 14, 2017 at 5:45

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  • Make sure that you have set the correct Site Collection URL at Get-SPSite "<SiteCollection>"

    • I tried this on my side and get the same error but you looks like not copy the full error message

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So run first Get-SPSite to can get the Site Collection list, then add the correct site collection URL in your Cmdlet

  • Make sure that the Owner Alias user is formatted as <domain>\<username>

Change site collection administrator CMDLET

Set-SPSite -Identity "<SiteCollection>" -SecondaryOwnerAlias "<User>"

Note: <User> is the name of the user whom you want to add in the format <domain>\<username>.

For more details check Change site collection administrators in SharePoint Server 2016

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  • Site collection URL is correct. Your error message looks like mine, but the underscore is on the Set-SPSite command. InvalidData is what I'm trying to resolve. I tried the Set-SPSite command as you have above with domain\user and claims format, but still get InvalidData. Any way to check the validity of a site collection with powershell?
    – Landfall
    Jun 14, 2017 at 5:53

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