I’m a new SharePoint administrator, and I’m trying to make a test SharePoint system for the first time. I’ve installed SharePoint (2013) and attached databases which were created by restoring a copy of the live SharePoint system. Everything looks right, but there’s a problem with the permissions.
Originally, I could only view SharePoint sites from the Farm account. The Site Collection permissions and the site permissions were all copied to the new system, but none of them work. I found a similar issue here: User permissions broken after Restore-SPSite
The solution provided was to remove and re-add the accounts. Removing and re-adding accounts with the same name does fix the issue.
So now I have a couple of sites that work because I was playing with removing and reading permissions.
That said, here are my questions:
- Why might this have happened
- Can I do something different so I don’t have an issue next time I try and make a test server
- And is there any way to easily fix my system? ** My best idea was to write a powershell script that looks at the user name of every site and subsite, delete the name of every user and put it back in, but powershell skills are not savvy enough (yet)… and maybe there’s an easier way.
I would love ideas or suggestions. Thank you