A group is a collection of users either in the Active Directory or in SharePoint.

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SharePoint view in grouping items by the first letter of the Title field

I followed this article and it works fine if the number of items for a letter is less than 30. But it fails when you have more than 30 items and go back and forth for a group. Say Under "S" you have ...
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SharePoint task assignment email doesn't send to group

Task list has email enabled on task assignment, tasks can be assigned to multiple people or groups. When I create a task and assign it to myself, I get mail. When I update the task to assign it to a ...
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HTML in SPGroup.Description

I am trying to add a group (SPGroup) programmatically. Everything works fine except for one thing. I would like the group's description to include a link to it's site. Similiar to the look-and-feel in ...
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Add an SPGroup to another SPGroup

Is there a way to add a SharePoint group to another SharePoint group? This would work like Active Directory. IE. I want to put the two child groups into the parent group instead of adding all of the ...
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Nested AD Groups not propagating permissions

I have a list of AD Groups that are nested within each other and if I assign a permission level to the top leveled group, the individuals don't seem to get the access they need. Here's an idea of how ...
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Create New SharePoint Group Programmatically

How can I create a new SharePoint group by code?
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User Accounts Disappearing From SP Groups

We've been running into a bizarre scenario and I'm at a complete loss. I'm a site collection admin for my division's portal. We're on a shared internal company-wide MOSS server, and I have no access ...
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In MOSS 2007, how to sort a list by a total/aggregate?

I have a basic issue tracking list with a few columns, let's say Application, Title, Created By, and Task Priority. My list is grouped by Application and I am performing a Total (Average) on Task ...
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Send e-mail alerts to distribution groups - Sharepoint 2010

After migration to MSS2010, we realized that the alerts, that we used to send to a distribution group in our company, do not work. There was an option to create alert for the group (e. g. group_all), ...
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How to hide members of groups from other members within same group

I have not been able to find a way to make this possible yet, but we don't want any members to be able to see who else is in their permission groups. I've seen the setting for limiting membership ...
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Add group to Library permissions using powershell

I have written a script that created a document library called "Audit Logs" for every site collection in our environment. I then wanted to ensure that only Site Collection administrators and the ...
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SP JSOM: is there any way to get the group by name instead of getById(10)

is there a way I can use the below with something like getByName(thisGroup), instead of getById(10) in SP 2010 jsom: function setSomeUsers(dataObj, projGroup) { var clientContext = new ...
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How to find permission level for a SPGroup (2010)?

I have been trying to find how to find what permission level a group (within SPWeb.Groups) has. But it seems like there is no easy way to do this. Any ideas? I have tried creating SPRoleAssignment ...
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SharePoint 2013 Permissions & Active Directory Synchronization

I am running into quite an annoying issue with SharePoint & AD Sync. Basically, SharePoint isn’t recognizing certain users inside the AD groups that I have created and it’s giving them the “Sorry ...
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Authorization Fails When Using Active Directory Group Membership

I have a test user who is a member of an Active Directory Security Group. I've added that Active Directory group to the a SharePoint Group "[SiteName] Users". In this scenario, when I attempt to ...
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Get Approvers Group - C#

I'm working on a workflow project, where I have to get all the users in the Approvers group. In order to get the approvals group, I run the following code: SPGroup approvals = ...
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SharePoint 2013 get user groups by CSOM

I wrote some code to get the current user groups by CSOM. function getCurrentUser() { this.clientContext = new SP.ClientContext.get_current(); this.oWeb = clientContext.get_web(); ...
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Deleted SP group can't be recreated

I've deleted a group from a site; now when I try to create the group of the same name, it throws this error: Error The specified name is already in use. Please try again with a new name. ...
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Report on who added user to SharePoint group and when?

Is it possible to find out in SharePoint 2010 who added a user to a particular group and when, or is this information not tracked at all?
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How to copy People and group from one site to another

I need to copy People and group from one sharepoint site to another. I dont want to backup the entire site. Any pointers would be appreciated. Thanks, Lav
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Domain Groups in SharePoint 2010

We have several domain groups that are not showing up in our SharePoint 2010 environment. The common thread seems to be that domain groups without an e-mail address assigned to the group are the ones ...
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Set permissions on an item depending on column value

Is there anyway to set permissions on an item depending on a column value? I was think about creating a feature to do this but do I have to?
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Is there a good way to email the members of multiple SharePoint groups?

I have a project site and I have split members of the project site into multiple SharePoint groups for security purposes. I would like to be able to send an email to all the members of several groups. ...
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Permanently add persons to a group calendar view

I tried out the group calendar feature in SP2010 and it works pretty good. My only problem is that every time I load the page with the calendar view, it only adds my current user in the calendar. So I ...
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User not showing on People page although listed when using Powershell

I'm using SharePoint 2010 (14.0.4763.1000) and have a user that is not showing on the People page (_layouts/people.aspx?MembershipGroupId=3). MembershipGroupId=3 is the Owner's Group. When using ...
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Adding SPGroups to alets using UI

I have a few SPGroups that I wish to send daily alets to but when I go to "Set an alert on this page" and type a group name in the users field it cannot be found. I am sure it exists and has users. ...
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InfoPath Workflow; GroupID, Error Message: Group cannot be found

I have created an InfoPath form workflow in designer. It is a simple workflow which uses the "Collect data from user" task. It requires that the user supply a choice: "Approve" or "Reject", and select ...
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Synchronized AD group won't appear in SharePoint site

I wan't to add three users who are on a new AD on another Domain Name that the one I use habitually, on my test server there no problemes and after I add a connection to the new domain and I launch a ...
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What would make someone lose site collection admin rights and disappear from all SharePoint Groups at the same time every day?

We have someone who has been a site collection administrator for years and is suddenly losing site collection admin rights at 3PM each day. The person also disappears from all SharePoint Groups that ...
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filter by group

I'm trying to set up a calendar on Sharepoint. A calendar item has a people picker to hold who the item is for. I have created groups for each project and have added people to the relevant group. I am ...
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Export/Import - Users and Groups and Permissions SP 2007

Recently i was asked to migrate an existing 2007 site to a new 2007 site. This involved creating a different structure in the new site as well as bringing across some of the data (lists) from the old ...
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Where do SharePoint Groups live?

More specifically, if I have a site collection I can create groups while in the root site. I can also create groups while in the various subsites. But from browsing the available groups in the ...
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How to use AD group in SharePoint 2010

I'm relatively new to SP2010 and wondered about a few Active Directory permission things: Is it possible to limit access to lists and pages to a specific AD group? We have a helpdesk area that will ...
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Show link only to specific group

I have a page in which several sharepoint groups have access to. Picture a department page in sharepoint. On this page we have several webparts that we would like everyone to see. My question is, how ...
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Why I get “Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation” while looping groups users

Could anyone explain me why when I trying to loop user of a group foreach (var u in group.Users){....}, I get the error : Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation. I notice that inside ...
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RoleAssigments are being assigned by default to all new pages

I am pretty new to SharePoint, so please let me know if there is some more info or clarification required. I am creating a webapplication with certain SP groups, libraries and pages in that order by ...
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can you have multiple visitor groups, all which grant read access to the site?

I am trying to prevent members of a group from being able to see who else is in that group. So, one idea is to have multiple groups, where each group would grant 'read' access to the site. The 'Set ...
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SharePoint group not visible

I created a new SharePoint group using UI. I do not see the group using: $web.Groups | select Name Why? (I need to access to the group by CSOM but the group is not found)
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How do I export site security groups and memberships with PowerShell?

I'm looking for a PowerShell script (or tool) to export a site's groups and group memberships to a text file. These files would be used as backup for the current security configuration in case the ...
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How do I find out what a group has permission to?

I'm cleaning up a farm that has loads of junk groups on it. Is there an easy way to tell if any of these groups have been assigned access to anything? The intention is to delete groups that have ...
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Limit number of users in a security group

I've a requirement like there should be only one user with some specific permissions on a given site. We should not allow Admin to add more than one user with those permissions, So I created a group ...
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What is the effect of setting SPWeb.AssociatedOwner/Member/VisitorGroup

I would like to know the effect of setting/changing the value of the SPWeb properties AssociatedOwnerGroup, AssociatedMemberGroup, and AssociatedVisitorGroup - the only effect I can glean is that it ...
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SharePoint group in Person/Group Picker

I want to send an email from a reusable workflow to everybody in a SharePoint group. I created a test group from the site permissions and created a reusable workflow. In this workflow I added a ...
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Creating Group Programmatically with Reader Role

I am working with SharePoint 2010. I am creating groups in my site through code. There is no issue in that. At the time of creation I provide "Reader" role for my groups. But when I browse the listing ...
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Team Site Owners group is owned by which account?

When a team site is created as the root site of a site collection, it will ask to create the sharepoint groups (owners, members, visitors) in the wizard. After the site is created, it is observed ...
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cannot add External Domain User To Group

I have a problem about adding a User to Group using a custom code (web part / web services is the same). In my organization I have 2 Active Directory domain (DOMAIN and DOMAINEXT). My Sharepoint farm ...
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Adding a feature to onet.xml to remove the default create SP groups

I've created a SP2010 Web Template based on a publishing site. I've added a feature receiver which removes all default SharePoint groups (Activated through my onet.xml file). Strangly enough the ...
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Is it possible to only allow people in a particular SharePoint group to be selected in a workflow?

Is it possible to set up the Page Approval workflow so that only people in the Approvers group can be selected in the "Assign To" field?
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Check whether user belongs to sharepoint group, which consists of distribution list as members

I have a distribution list, which is added to a SharePoint group. I need to determine whether the logged in user(Who is part of the distribution list) is part of the SharePoint group. this needs to be ...
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Is it possible to update group permissions based on user profile?

In SharePoint 2013, is it possible to update group permissions based on user profiles? For example, we will have 50 team sites each with group permissions that each hold 10-50 users. Rather than ...