Permissions inheritance means that the permission settings of an element in a site collection are passed on to the children of that element.

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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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Inherit permissions on list in a sub-site causes site collection lock-out

Scenario is this - site collection contains a sub-site with unique permissions. In that sub-site, site owner with full control creates link list. That list is not created with the same permissions as ...
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Unique Permission Issue

This appears to be by design. I have a user who used unique permissions on a subsite and then used unique permissions on a list in the subsite. They then decided to have the subsite inherit ...
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How to restore inheritance of just the role definitions (“permission levels”)?

I'm facing a site collection where both role assignment ("permissions") inheritance and role definition ("permission levels") inheritance has been broken. The role assignment inheritance can be ...
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prevent css inheritance from master pages

I am creating horizontal menus for a web part to give more interactive navigation options to a corporate SharePoint site that has headers/Branding etc. locked down. I notice that intended colors and ...
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Site Logo URI adjustment

I uploaded my company's site logo successfully to my site and whenever I created sites under my site collection, the logo is inheriting successfully. But the problem is when I click the site logo from ...
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Permissions for subfolder

Here's my folder structure: Site Contents > Documents > Level 1 folders > Level 2 folders One of my "Level 1 folders" has unique permissions. Can its Level 2 subfolders inherit permissions ...
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Mysteries of the ContentType Inherits attribute

When defining content types in SharePoint 2010, there is a new Inherits attribute. According to the SDK: The value of this attribute determines whether the content type inherits fields from ...
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SharePoint 2013 auto-hosted app: Assigning unique permissions to list item programmatically fails with Access denied

I have a SharePoint 2013 auto-hosted app. The app is really simple. It has a list with a remote event receiver on ItemUpdating and ItemUpdated. What I have been trying to do is to assign unique ...
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inheritance in Sharepoint team site to subsite

I would like to know if I am creating a subsite from a team site how I can edit the template to inherit the branding I apply to new subsites. Is this possible and which template(s) do I edit.
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What are the big no-no's that break content type inheritance to a site?

In my organization I have experienced that suddenly the inheritance have been unintentionally broken to a site, so that new lists or subsites only have local - obsolete versions of the content types. ...
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Master Page Inheritance stops working and breaks the site look

We're experiencing an issue with a number of Sites in SharePoint Online where by the Master Page inheritance stop working and the page looks like the image below. To fix it I need to apply a theme ...
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Is it possible to have a new list item created without automatically inheriting the parent list permissions?

I have created a document set whereby each record can only be access by an individual so they can upload documents to that document set. Problem is as each new document set is created, it inherits ...
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Content Type Hub push Content Types with Inherit=FALSE

We're deploying our custom content types to the content type hub with a feature. The content type with Inherits="TRUE" gets published to the subscriber sites without a problem. However for all content ...
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Query by contenttype with inheritance

Lets say we have 2 contenttypes: LanguageItem (inherits from item) News (inherits from LanguageItem) I have a list with contenttype set to "News", including some items. Is it possible to create a ...
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Are site columns and content types really worthwhile?

I started doing Sharepoint development by the book. From the very start I was taught, create A site column -> A content type -> A list definition -> A list instance. So the theory here is you have ...
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When/If/Where to call base event receivers

My questions are: Is it always necessary to call the parent (base) event receiver, assuming the event is to proceed to completion? I've recently learned that the base version cannot be called in ...
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2010: Broken inheritance reports

There was a tool for Broken inheritance reporting in the "SharePoint Administrator Toolkit" for SP2007 by Microsoft, info here, but I can't find something similar in 2010. What I am really looking ...
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How to handle Multiple ACL on List Item without performance starve

I'm facing a problem with some items in my List. I want to have an Huge document Library (thousands of files in folders + GB of files) and I want to have different permissions on the files. I want ...
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Limited Access entries are noise

My farm admin encourages us collection admins to use permission inheritance. However, we have hundreds of Limited Access entries on the top level site, all of whom I assume possess a custom permission ...
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How Do I Allow Unique Permissions and Anonymous Access?

I have a situation in Sharepoint where we have departments with different folders, we want everyone to have access to these folders to read but only each department head to have write access to their ...
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Pagelayout using different version of masterpage

I have made 3 custom pagelayouts, 2 of them just inherit the correct version of the masterpage whilst the last one uses the same masterpage, but an older version of it. It contains the exact same ...
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No setting on sub-sites to inherit master page from parent of the site

I am using SharePoint 2010........... When I create a sub-site and I go to "Site Settings" there is no option that will allow me to inherit site master page from parent of the site. I have to ...
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What is the idea of stop inheriting permission from parent site

I have the following:- a publishing parent site which have 5 sub sites. I wanted to define special permission on a sub site, so I access the sub site permission page and I stop inheriting the ...
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Problems breaking inheritance and giving permission to manager

By using feature stapling we activate a feature that creates a custom list on a users profile in my site web-application each time a new my site (site collection) is created for a user. We want to ...
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Extending Content Types from Content Type Hub

I have defined a content type in content type hub. I would like to use this content type on a site (other than the hub) but also to extend it with an additional (lookup) column. Is it possible to do ...
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Is ist possible to share viewstate properties between webparts?

I have a class "Wepart A" and a class "Webpart B" which have some similiarities. So I introduced a BaseWebpart from which A and B inherit. I want to share 2 properties (SortColumn and SortDirection) ...
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Create a SharePoint abstract parent content type

Is it possible to make a content type "abstract" in SharePoint 2010, i.e. users will only able to use the content types that inherit from the parent, and not create items/lists that use the base ...
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List do not inherit fields from content type

I have an issue when I create a content type, and it properly is created on the site but is not working at all on list. I used Sharepoint Manager 2010 to watch web internals and here I am. Here is ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Child content types doesn't update

Hello I added new field to content type programatically and it updated nicely on test environment, but when I pushed update on main environment the inheriting list content type was not updated even ...
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Full Control User Cannot View Items in a List

User wants to view uniquely secure items on 2 lists (List A/List B) I went ahead and inherited permissions the lists from the top level site. Lists A and B say Manage Exceptions because all the ...
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Content Type event reciever inheritance

I have a number of content types with Document as a base. Each of these content types has their own unique behavior and therefore each one has an event receiver. This works perfectly fine except for ...
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New sites not inheriting site collection custom master page sharepoint 2010

We have one site collection where new sites are not inheriting the custom master page. The site collection is set to use it, publishing features are turned on, and I can even apply the custom master ...
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Active Directory inheritance and Team Sites

Consider the following scenario for Active Directory groups for Team Sites: A1 (Top Level Site - Top level AD Group) -B1 (Mid Level Site - 2nd level AD Group) --C1 (Lower Level Site - 3rd level AD ...
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Content type inheritance on Link to Document

I'm working on a reusable workflow in SP 2010 that moves documents through our management chain, where each member of that chain provides metadata input that can't be seen by those lower in the chain. ...
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SharePoint 2010 Add new item link disappears with broken inheritance

Hello Stackexchange SharePoint masters :) I've been a long time reader of this marvelous source of information but at long last I could not find a solution to a problem I encountered so I figured it ...
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Masterpage wont inherit?

I've created a masterpage that displays fine, although if I create a new site, it doesnt inherit. If I go into the masterpage settings then check the box to reset inheritance, it will deploy to all of ...
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How to set field required which is comming from the parent contenttype of my custom contenttype?

I have a custom contenttype. This contenttype is inherited some columns from the OOTB contenttype "ArticlePage". I would like to set one of these columns required in my custom contenttype. How to do ...
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Limited Access permission being applied for a user at the root site

I have a list where security inheritance is not enabled. On adding an item to a list in the ItemAdded event receiver I'm applying custom security to the list item. The consequence of doing this is ...
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Inheriting Top Link Navigation Programmatically

In my SharePoint 2010 solution I am creating Top Link Navigation programmatically ( on feature activation). Now on other feature activation I am adding a subsite to my site. I want my sub site to ...
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Permission inheritance after object creation

I was recently made site admin for a sharepoint site (sharepoint 2007), previously maintained by my colleague. This site contains some lists, libraries whose permission I am not able to change. That ...
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Group of users cannot see items in the document library

It appears, that a couple of users are unable to see items being published on particular document library. For example, users in Mumbai are able to see those files, but users in N.Y. are unable to see ...
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Update Content Types installed via feature

This question have been asked several times but I'm still a bit confused and hope that you can make it clear for me. I have a site in which many Content Types have been declared via CAML in a ...
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how to add a SharePoint custom group to just 1 specific custom list

Is there is a way to add a custom SharePoint group to a custom list in SharePoint 2013 and be available to only that list and not to any other lists on the site. I tried adding a group to a list and ...
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Sharepoint 2010 subsite permissions

I'm new az the SP Designer "business"... Which are those subsites, where the permissions are not automatically inherited??
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List contenttype do not inherit the contenttype from website after adding new columns

I am using sp 2010. I have a list with for example contenttype "Project portal". I have add some new columns to this contenttype on website level. I can see these new columns on website content level. ...
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Alter content types and site columns at the root site level after uploads

Does anyone know how to add or delete content types, and site columns at the root-site level, after they have been used in libraries? If I have a content type that is used in several libraries (with ...
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Custom list item permissions and “Access Denied”

I have a list where my user ("user1", for example) is creating an item. He can do it because he is in group "My site - members" which has contribute rights on this site. Then, when the item is ...
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Changing character limit on inherited column of custom content type

I've inherited the OOTB content type 'Announcement'. I want to set a character limit on the 'Body' column for this particular child content type. Is this possible/feasible or is this generally ...
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Communication between webparts on a page

Have Webpart A & B that are derived from AbstractWebpart. Here is the scenario....add and configure several A/B webparts to the page. There is one webpart property that i want to be able to ...