I need to find a way to deny specific users who are global administrators access to a specific library on our SharePoint site.

Human Resources wants to create a library that only a select group of people can see and open/read any documents or files. I was hoping to create an AD Style group which would deny their access but everything I read says that SharePoint does not have that capability. I would appreciate any assistance possible to get his resolved quickly.


As said, you can not deny the Global admin to access the documents. But what you can do is put the control in place.

We have auditing enabled on the sites / Document libraries which give us the report who view or edit or delete the documents. Check this "https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Configure-audit-settings-for-a-site-collection-A9920C97-38C0-44F2-8BCB-4CF1E2AE22D2"


No, there's no Deny type right. And even if there was, a Global Admin could override such a right.

This is more of an HR issue (trust) than a technical issue.

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