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I just started at a new job and have had my credentials set to administrator. When I attempt to modify our pages on my local machine, I am only allowed to minimize, close, and delete web parts. When I access the site via another users PC, I have full capabilities. This leads me to believe it is a browser issue (i.e. missing addons). I have sharepoint developer installed on my machine, but no version of visual studio. Any help would be appreciated.

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what browser/version are you running compared to the other user's machine. – Eric Alexander Aug 16 '11 at 15:47
both are using IE 9 ver 9.0.8112 – Scott Aug 16 '11 at 15:49
Is one running 32 bit and the other running 64 bit by chance? – Eric Alexander Aug 16 '11 at 15:58
Is the URL you are using to access it locally the same as the one you are using to access it remotely? – Dave Wise Aug 16 '11 at 16:08
both URLs we are using are the same. and both machines are 64 bit machines. I found that I can access and modify the site using Firefox and Chrome on my machine. So the issue only appears to be affecting my IE browser. – Scott Aug 16 '11 at 16:23

Please verify that the Url is listed in the Local Intranet zone in the local copy of Internet Explorer. This sounds a lot like IE trimming functionality back for what it thinks is an untrusted site.

Tools -> Internet Options -> Security -> Local Intranet -> Sites -> Advanced

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That is exactly what the problem was. Thank you both very much for your help, I really appreciate it. – Scott Aug 16 '11 at 17:49
@Scott - Don't forget to mark as answer! – SPDoctor Aug 16 '11 at 18:31

Check that your machine doesn't have entries in the hosts file that would override DNS settings:


Look for entries matching the url of your intranet: intranet
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