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Editing user profiles and user site list columns in WSS 3.0 RRS feed

  • Question

  • We're running WSS 3.0 and I have "full control" access privledges.

    I am unable to:

    1) Edit user profiles other than my own. 
    2) Add new columns to the user site lists

    I am able to:
    -Add/edit columns on every other site library and list
    -Add/edit site lists & libraries
    -Edit my own user profile
    -Manage user permissions
    Everything else listed below..

    We are trying to get user profiles set up in SP to hold photos, contact info, skillsets, and other information to help users connect with one another at our various offices.  We have roughly 1200 users we need to set up profile information for and would like to divide the "catch up" up amongst 3-4 users to get everything set up and then have it centrally managed when new people are hired. 

    When I tried this on a test WSS 3.0 site we had a few months ago, I know for a fact I was able to add new columns to the list, so I'm not sure what would be causing the difference now...


    Here's the full list of what this SP site is giving me for permissions options...I don't see anything about editing other user profiles...

    List Permissions 
        Manage Lists  -  Create and delete lists, add or remove columns in a list, and add or remove public views of a list.  
        Override Check Out  -  Discard or check in a document which is checked out to another user.  
        Add Items  -  Add items to lists, add documents to document libraries, and add Web discussion comments.  
        Edit Items  -  Edit items in lists, edit documents in document libraries, edit Web discussion comments in documents, and customize Web Part Pages in document libraries.  
        Delete Items  -  Delete items from a list, documents from a document library, and Web discussion comments in documents.  
        View Items  -  View items in lists, documents in document libraries, and view Web discussion comments.  
        Approve Items  -  Approve a minor version of a list item or document.  
        Open Items  -  View the source of documents with server-side file handlers.  
        View Versions  -  View past versions of a list item or document.  
        Delete Versions  -  Delete past versions of a list item or document.  
        Create Alerts  -  Create e-mail alerts.  
        View Application Pages  -  View forms, views, and application pages. Enumerate lists.  
    Site Permissions 
        Manage Permissions  -  Create and change permission levels on the Web site and assign permissions to users and groups.  
        View Usage Data  -  View reports on Web site usage.  
        Create Subsites  -  Create subsites such as team sites, Meeting Workspace sites, and Document Workspace sites.  
        Manage Web Site  -  Grants the ability to perform all administration tasks for the Web site as well as manage content.  
        Add and Customize Pages  -  Add, change, or delete HTML pages or Web Part Pages, and edit the Web site using a Windows SharePoint Services-compatible editor.  
        Apply Themes and Borders  -  Apply a theme or borders to the entire Web site.  
        Apply Style Sheets  -  Apply a style sheet (.CSS file) to the Web site.  
        Create Groups  -  Create a group of users that can be used anywhere within the site collection.  
        Browse Directories  -  Enumerate files and folders in a Web site using SharePoint Designer and Web DAV interfaces.  
        Use Self-Service Site Creation  -  Create a Web site using Self-Service Site Creation.  
        View Pages  -  View pages in a Web site.  
        Enumerate Permissions  -  Enumerate permissions on the Web site, list, folder, document, or list item.  
        Browse User Information  -  View information about users of the Web site.  
        Manage Alerts  -  Manage alerts for all users of the Web site.  
        Use Remote Interfaces  -  Use SOAP, Web DAV, or SharePoint Designer interfaces to access the Web site.  
        Use Client Integration Features  -  Use features which launch client applications. Without this permission, users will have to work on documents locally and upload their changes.  
         Open  -  Allows users to open a Web site, list, or folder in order to access items inside that container.  
         Edit Personal User Information  -  Allows a user to change his or her own user information, such as adding a picture.  
     Personal Permissions 
        Manage Personal Views  -  Create, change, and delete personal views of lists.  
        Add/Remove Personal Web Parts  -  Add or remove personal Web Parts on a Web Part Page.  
        Update Personal Web Parts  -  Update Web Parts to display personalized information. 


    Thoughts?

    Thanks

    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Monday, September 14, 2009 6:10 AM admin q (From:SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion)
    Monday, September 14, 2009 5:58 AM

Answers

  • 1)      You can edit other user’s profile if you are the site collection administrator. Farm administrator (usually the one who had setup the SharePoint Server farm, but not necessarily be) has the privilege to add you as site collection administrator in Central Administration->Application Management->Site Collection administrators. A current site collection administrator also has the privilege to add you as site collection administrator in Site Actions->Site Settings->Site Collection Administrators.

     

    2)      You have Full control on parent site does not necessarily mean you also have Full control on the child site, the child site may have been created with unique permission setting. Even you have full control on the site, the permission inheritance on the list can be broken so that you don’t have enough permission on the lists. You should have permission for the list checked (list settings -> permission for the list) to make sure you have enough permission to add new columns to the list.

    • Marked as answer by GuYuming Monday, September 21, 2009 2:36 AM
    Friday, September 18, 2009 11:21 AM

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  • Moving to Admin
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    Monday, September 14, 2009 6:10 AM
  • 1)      You can edit other user’s profile if you are the site collection administrator. Farm administrator (usually the one who had setup the SharePoint Server farm, but not necessarily be) has the privilege to add you as site collection administrator in Central Administration->Application Management->Site Collection administrators. A current site collection administrator also has the privilege to add you as site collection administrator in Site Actions->Site Settings->Site Collection Administrators.

     

    2)      You have Full control on parent site does not necessarily mean you also have Full control on the child site, the child site may have been created with unique permission setting. Even you have full control on the site, the permission inheritance on the list can be broken so that you don’t have enough permission on the lists. You should have permission for the list checked (list settings -> permission for the list) to make sure you have enough permission to add new columns to the list.

    • Marked as answer by GuYuming Monday, September 21, 2009 2:36 AM
    Friday, September 18, 2009 11:21 AM
  • Please check if you have the permission to edit user profile at Central Administration->Shared Service Administration (select the appropriate SSP)->Personalization Service Permissions.
    Sunday, October 18, 2009 2:12 AM