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I have a folder structure as follows;

-> SubFolder1
---> SubFolder2
------> SubFolder3

When i stop inheriting permissions at SubFolder3 and grant contribute permission to a user directly, MOSS 2010 grants the contribute permission to Root and all of its child folders. Is there a way to stop this?

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migrated from Mar 8 '12 at 23:30

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@Stefan - please just flag for migration, don't advise in the comments. Otherwise we just end up with unnecessary cross posting because new users thing that's the correct thing to do. Thanks. – Kev Mar 8 '12 at 23:29

Does it grant 'Contribute' permission or 'Limited Access'?

Basically if you do this in SubFolder3:

john smith permission level: contribute

Then it should do this in Root, SubFolder1 and SubFolder2

john smith permission level: limited access

This is just to show that the user has permissions in some area of the site.

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