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In my SharePoint Portal I have web parts. I have added users to Contribute Permission level and hence he got permission to modify the page (Edit page option) and able to delete the web part. So when another user logs in he is not able to see the web part.

I don't want the users to delete the web part even if they are in the contribute permission list. Any suggestions on how to accomplish this.

Similary, which granular permission item allows the user to edit the page?

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Edit the web part, and uncheck Allow Close, that should stop them.

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Hi David, Allow close is disabled(grayed out) for me. I have logged in with user who got full control permission level. –  Kannan Feb 24 '12 at 4:18
I think you need to login as a site collection administrator. –  suryakiran Feb 24 '12 at 6:40
Hi Suryakiran, my account has site collection admin priv. –  Kannan Feb 26 '12 at 23:08
Are you in the shared view vs the personal view? –  David Lozzi Feb 27 '12 at 14:04
Close only hides the web part, which is insidious, because it still runs in the background. I can't understand why Microsoft hasn't removed this "feature" in later versions. Your answer is correct for Close, but not for removing a web part. –  CigarDoug 18 hours ago
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