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Like the title describes I have a user who is assigned full permissions but when I click on on the user groups I get a permissions error "You do not have permission to view the membership of the group".

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This is probably due to the group being owned by a singular person. Check the group settings for the ownership and change it to the site/collection owner group preferrably so any owners can manage the group.

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That's a good suggestion, but the specific user could normally access that in the past, I'll have a look but I don't think that's the problem. – Harry May 24 '12 at 14:55

Go to:

Site Actions -> Site Settings -> People and Groups -> [From the list of the left, select the group which you want] -> Settings -> Group Settings -> Make sure that "Who can view the membership of the group?" is set to "Everyone" -> Make sure that "Who can edit the membership of the group?" is set to "Group Members"

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I love your answer. 1) Thank you even posting your answer and 2) Thank you for posting in an clear way. You are awesome. Thank you!!! – user29672 Jun 13 '14 at 23:14
Glad I could help out! – Vardhaman Deshpande Jun 14 '14 at 17:22

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