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Read, Limited Access? RRS feed

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  • OK I'm way confused.  I set the permission level of all my groups to the same thing: "Read".  But I see that 3 of my groups have "Read, Limited Access".  How do I get rid of the "Limited Access" part so they just have "Read" permission?

    Thanks!!

    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 9:32 PM

Answers

    • Limited Access    Can view specific lists, document libraries, list items, folders, or documents when given permissions.

    Note   You cannot assign this permission level to users or to SharePoint groups. Instead, Office SharePoint Server 2007 automatically assigns this permission level to users and to SharePoint groups when you grant them access to an object on your site that requires that they have access to a higher level object on which they do not have permissions. For example, if you grant users access to an item in a list and they do not have access to the list itself, Office SharePoint Server 2007 automatically grants them Limited Access on the list, and also on the site, if needed.

    Morevoer, the order of SharePoint permission levels are limited access, read, contribute, design, and full control.

    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 10:32 PM
  • Lucille,

    Basically "Limited Access" means that particular user/group has custom permission somewhere in your site. By custom permission, I mean it doesn't inherit site level permission.

    You most likely have a list/library or even a list item or a particular document that doesn't inherit/use the same permission you had set at the root of your site. That's why it shows "Limited Access".

    You'll need to find that item and change it's permission accordingly or make it inherit main site's permission.

    BTW: Here's the link from Microsoft on Permission levels and their descriptions

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-sharepoint-services-help/permission-levels-and-permissions-HA010100149.aspx


    Pman
    http://www.pmansLab.com/


    Thursday, January 10, 2013 1:02 AM

All replies

    • Limited Access    Can view specific lists, document libraries, list items, folders, or documents when given permissions.

    Note   You cannot assign this permission level to users or to SharePoint groups. Instead, Office SharePoint Server 2007 automatically assigns this permission level to users and to SharePoint groups when you grant them access to an object on your site that requires that they have access to a higher level object on which they do not have permissions. For example, if you grant users access to an item in a list and they do not have access to the list itself, Office SharePoint Server 2007 automatically grants them Limited Access on the list, and also on the site, if needed.

    Morevoer, the order of SharePoint permission levels are limited access, read, contribute, design, and full control.

    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 10:32 PM
  • Lucille,

    Basically "Limited Access" means that particular user/group has custom permission somewhere in your site. By custom permission, I mean it doesn't inherit site level permission.

    You most likely have a list/library or even a list item or a particular document that doesn't inherit/use the same permission you had set at the root of your site. That's why it shows "Limited Access".

    You'll need to find that item and change it's permission accordingly or make it inherit main site's permission.

    BTW: Here's the link from Microsoft on Permission levels and their descriptions

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-sharepoint-services-help/permission-levels-and-permissions-HA010100149.aspx


    Pman
    http://www.pmansLab.com/


    Thursday, January 10, 2013 1:02 AM