I am having an issue, where some of the term store admins are getting an error saying they have insufficient permissions to add, update and change terms and settings in here. Whereas some are still able to do so. I am lost as it looks like they all have the same permissions. These users are all farm admins for one. What sort of things should i look into?

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Even though its a farm admin, It should provide access to MMS.please find the below link for more details and the solution for the issue.

  1. Go to SharePoint Central Administration Site –> Application Management –> [Service Applications] –> Manage service applications
  2. Highlight the Managed Metadata Service that your web application is associated with. (Do not click on the link, just click somewhere else on that row to highlight it)
  3. Click on Permissions button in the ribbon area.
  4. Add the application pool account used by your web application and give it ‘full Access to Term Store’
  5. Click OK.

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  • Thanks but i've tried and it doesn't work. Also doesn't explain why its not an issue for some termstore admins, do you have any ideas on that?
    – user89822
    Mar 27, 2020 at 15:56
  • Ohh is it... not faced similar issue .. if I get any helpful information about this, will update it here :-)
    – SP 2022
    Mar 27, 2020 at 19:15
  • thanks so much :)
    – user89822
    Mar 30, 2020 at 9:22

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