We have a wss 3.0 site that has a document library based on a custom list definition.

We would like to block users that have contributor rights from deleting documents, what is the best way of doing this?

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You will have to create a custom Permission Level and exclude Delete Permission from it. Here an article I wrote about that scenario: Document libraries: Specify which items users can edit/delete – explained – Part 1

  • Thanks for the answer, we ended up implementing a custom security check in the ItemDeleting event. Jul 28, 2010 at 13:09

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