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I have a list of AD Groups that are nested within each other and if I assign a permission level to the top leveled group, the individuals don't seem to get the access they need. Here's an idea of how it works:

Individual A SubGroup B contains Individual A Group C contains SubGroup B

Group C is given access, and Individual A doesn't have access. However, if I assign the Individual A access directly then he/she has it.

Any ideas on why that is, or what is going wrong?

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Im having the same problem. They are both universal security groups in AD, however SharePoint is not seeing them. Very frustrating. –  Will Wainwright Apr 4 at 4:57
Same problem here with 2013. All of the groups are universal security groups. Any idea? –  jlai79 May 19 at 12:01

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One of the groups is not setup as a security group in Active Directory.

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That's a good place to look. Distribution lists will NOT import into Sharepoint via the user profile import. Ensure everything is a security group in AD. –  PirateEric Mar 9 '11 at 19:08
Thanks guys, I'll look into it and I'll check back really soon. –  Mike Mar 9 '11 at 20:11
That was it guys thanks so much! –  Mike Mar 18 '11 at 19:52

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