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Quick Launch View - Problem

I have designed the quick launch for a SharePoint 2010 site in master page, Now for some pages I do not want the quick launch to show up, (Or better say some SharePoint groups). So I added a web ...
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Active Directory Federation Services and SharePoint

Here is my situation; we are developing a sharepoint portal that should be accessed from multiple different domains. And users from different domains should not enter their credentials. As far as i ...
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Allow a specific file type to be rendered in iFrame

We've been looking at enabling the Permissive File Handling in Central Admin of our SharePoint 2010 on an intranet site collection. However, we're wondering if we can allow specific file types to be ...
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Does breaking library/list security inheritance also break it's items inheritance?

We need to break inheritance on a document library. Some users of a site should have read only to document library 1 while some users should have contributor rights to document library 2 (both within ...
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List Security in Sharepoint

I need to set permissions for a list that looks like this: I have two different teams, each with a team lead and 3 team members. The team members should not see each others data. Team leaders have ...
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Anyone know of a good technical arch diagram or white paper article for SharePoint security?

Anyone know of a good technical arch diagram or white paper article focused SharePoint security? Mod's, I know this isn't a coding question so feel free to delete it if it violates the rules and I ...
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Why does the central admin requires to run in IE with elevated privileges?

As described here : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jorman/archive/2010/07/10/missing-links-or-access-denied-in-central-admin-sharepoint-2010.aspx, I have to run with an elevated IE to get all actions. What ...
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Are “Security only” crawls kicked off automatically?

I know that if a user is added to a SharePoint group, a crawl needs to run before the ACLs are updated to reflect the new user's permissions. The question that my team is debating is whether or not ...
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SID and other fields added to user information list?

According to stuff I am reading on the web, when an AD user gets added to SharePoint site the following information will get copied from AD to the user information list: Display name Login name ...
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Get list items even if user does not have access to those items

Is there a way to get items from a list even if the current user does not actually have acces to them? SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges does not seem to work! I have a special case in which I ...
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Encrypt SSN column in a list

I need to encrypt social security column in a list. What are my options? ps: Did not find Encryption in the Tags. Actually, looking for something like this (Column Level Security, but non ...
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View PDFs in web browser

When I go to view a PDF on the web, say a 1040 form at the IRS, when I open it it opens in my browser. When I open a PDF file from my sharepoint 2010 instance, however, it prompts me to download the ...
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Reason for FormDigestSettings.Enabled?

I am using SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. I have deployed a publishing portal. I am developing a ASP.Net web application using VSTS 2008 + C# + .Net 3.5 + ...
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People Picker and fltering by certain AD Groups

I have a scenario where a client wants to filter in the People Picker what AD Groups are available to choose from. For instance, when selecting what AD User/AD Group can be added to an Alert on a ...
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Site Collection Administrators permissions level?

I tried to answer this one via Google but the answers seem quite conflicting. I was wondering if anybody knows this answer definitively, or can reference any Microsoft documentation (I couldn't find ...
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Best Practices to make my internet facing portal secure

Ok, so I finished developing my internet site. It uses a federation provider to authenticate public user. Now what I'm concern of, is the site security. I see that any logged in user can see the ...
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How to make dropdown link only visible to a certain group of users?

So we have a Management Meeting every two weeks and inside there is confidential information. Basically we want to make it so that link for this site/page is not even visible except to users within a ...
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“DWORD (32-bit) Value” or “”Qword (32-bit) Value" - which one should I configure in Windows 64-bit registry?

"DisableLoopbackCheck & SharePoint: What every admin and developer should know" advises to disable ("infamous") "loopback check" completely on dev machine by following "You receive error 401.1 ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Item level Permission to a Document Library is Our approach right?

We are planing to apply Item level Permission on document library and want share point experts advise...are we going right way or we will fall in performance issue or others.. What We Have : 1- We ...
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Javascript, cannot complete this action

i am currently running some code on a sharepoint front end and am getting this error "Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException" "Cannot complete this action.\n\nPlease try again." So i looked into this and ...
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Modifying the current list item in a workflow

I have a workflow running when an item is adding to a document library. In this workflow, I have a code activity that I am attempting to set permissions to the list item. I am trying to break ...
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How to force the Word Automation Services Timer to run?

I need to run the Word Automation Services immediately after adding a job. My code is running in a workflow. Here is what I got so far : SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges(delegate() { using ...
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Design Advice required on SharePoint 2010

I am new to SharePoint I've a requirement to build Sharepoint 2010 Portal with below specs. There would be 3 user group A. Marketing B. Sales user C. Admin Marketing group will upload docs and ...
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Can I give a Super User the ability to impersonate someone else?

We currently have a situation where we need the ability to fully impersonate a login on a SharePoint Web Application. Effectively any "SuperUser" needs the ability to, without a password, proxy login ...
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Access Denied on Web Part

I followed this article to display sub-sites on site collection's home page. I works fine when user have contribute access. But user with read or view only gets Access Denied. What are my options so I ...
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How can I delete many Groups without code deployment?

I've got 889 groups in People and Groups that I would like to delete. The normal way I can delete one group is: Navigate to the People and Groups management page, /_layouts/groups.aspx Click Edit to ...
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Any way to automate permission level creation?

We have a need to create three custom permission levels for each site collection that's provisioned. The manual process is tedious and introduces possibilities of human error. What are the options ...
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stsadm migrateuser: The user does not exist or is not unique

I'm running: stsadm -o migrateuser -oldlogin "domain1\user" -newlogin "domain2\user" -ignoreidhistory and getting the error "The user does not exist or is not unique". The users exist in both ...
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How do I fetch the data from list present in root web of the root site collection?

We need to populate some data on an application page. The application page is present in the layouts folder and hence is accessible via the respective site URL. There are multiple site collections. ...
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Strange permission behaviour

We have a SP 2010 system. We recently discovered that users with no permissions to a library are able to open documents in a library if provided with a direct url link to the document, thereby ...
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Powershell to add users to custom security groups - getting 0x80070005 error

The following powershell reads an xml file and adds users to custom SharePoint security groups. If ([bool](([System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()).groups -match "S-1-5-32-544")) ...
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Sharepoint Foundation 2010 Hardening

I have never hardened a SharePoint site before and I am having a hard time using all the recommendations I find online. This blog post discusses the different accounts that should be used for ...
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Why can people change other people's items even though I set it up not to?

I have created a shared list where members can add new items and edit their own items. These members only have the ability to contribute, and not the ability to manage lists. In the list's advanced ...
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How can I learn how to create a delegation engine? [closed]

One of the last places I worked at had a delegation engine in SharePoint, a SharePoint List that specified the SharePoint groups that would be sought for approval for a workflow based on that ...
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How to secure SharePoint content

I can navigate to following path and access SharePoint content easily. \\servername@portno\DavWWWRoot\DocLibraryName How to prevent others from accessing this path?
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I need a Antivirus Scanner for SharePoint 2013

I'm using a Windows 2012 server. With SharePoint server 2013 installed. When I wanted to install Forefront for SharePoint 2010 I get this error. No protectable server applications were detected. ...
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How can I add “All Authenticated users” (FBA) to a SharePoint Group using Powershell?

I have an FBA site and I need to add "all authenticated users" to a group using PowerShell. How can I do that?
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Changing a SharePoint group Title

What would be the harm of changing the name of a SharePoint group? I have a task list that has the SharePoint groups set in the 'Assigned To' for list items. I'm wondering would be the impact of ...
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Audit log a specific user (or: Monitor the admin)

Is it possible to audit log only specific users (thus keeping the Audit-log under control and not harming performance)? Background Sitecolletion admins can view and edit everything (de facto SP ...
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Item-Level Security Boundaries

Item-Level security boundaries are defined in the Software boundaries document at 1000 items. In the Advanced List Settings you can specify Item-level Permissions to "Create items and edit items that ...
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PowerShell to Remove Site User Permission

I am looking for some help removing a User Permission from a site using PowerShell.
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Dissappearing SharePoint Groups

SharePoint groups started to disappear- totally randomly, within a single site collection. I am pretty sure they are not deleted because we have few site collection admins with knowledge. like this: ...
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List permissions

I want to disallow a specific list only to be only read only for all users in the site. The only one with permissions would be the site collection administrator of course. I stoped inheriting ...
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Access denied - Let me in!

I'm a farm admin I'm a site collection admin I'm a member of <site> Owners Access denied logging in (Windows) What else could it be? FYI, in system.web <authentication mode="Windows" ...
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How to troubleshoot Access Denied without guessing?

I had an issue where users are getting "Access Denied" even though they shouldn't. It turned out to be related to custom code and fixed in the end, but there was a lot of guesswork involved. Is there ...
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SharePoint security configuration best practice (different url for accessing site throught SharePoint designer)

I am trying to improve site security and two options were requested: Enable SSL (quite obvious) Set special url in AAM for site administrators (lets say https://admin.spsite.com, usual url looks ...
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Check object's permission levels

Are there tools that will display all the permissions to an object in SharePoint 2010 Server? For example, we want to see which AD groups, SharePoint groups, and individuals have any level of access ...
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How to set permissions for SP2010 Server

I'm new to SharePoint 2010 and am creating numerous Publishing sites with workflows, each for a different department. Each department needs to have a few people assigned to be able to create pages, ...
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Sharepoint unable to query security group members from AD?

I have a sharepoint environment with multiple domains, access to the site is given on each domain by an AD security group on the remote domain. The newest domain has a security group that has been ...
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How to manage the security on the list?

How do I manage the security on a list so one group of users can modify all the fields of an item and one group users can only modify some of the fields?