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Is there a way to only restore permissions and not the content from a SharePoint 2010 back-up?

If yes, how?

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Saumil,

that is not possible. What you coud do: * restore the content database to another sitecollection * synchronize the permissions between the two sitecollections with some custom written powershell. I don't think there's an easier way.

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You can with some 3rd party tools like Quest Security Explorer. Essentially you would take a backup of the security, and then when needed you could restore it.

http://www.quest.com/security-explorer/

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