Sharepoint 2007 SP3 with December CU. One site, two lists. Permissions are not inherited and looks like these:

group1 - contribute
group2 - read
portal owners - full control

group3 - contribute
group4 - read
portal owners - full control

The problem's that List1 can access only users from group1, group2 and portal owners, but to List2 all users have read access!

If I create a new list on the same site or on a new site then everyone will have read access to it no matter what's in permission list. But if I set a custom permissions on an item in a list then it works as it should be.

Anonymous login is disabled in Cental administration for this application. Windows log is clear.

What else could it be?

  • have you the group1 or 2 inside the group3 or 4? Feb 4, 2013 at 13:53
  • no, they are not
    – Chetvergov
    Feb 5, 2013 at 6:37
  • the worst part of it that I cannot create a new list with limited read permission on it. All users'll have read permission to it!
    – Chetvergov
    Feb 5, 2013 at 6:55
  • But I must add that it happens only with document libraries, normal lists work fine
    – Chetvergov
    Feb 5, 2013 at 7:11

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Finally made it. Turning off anonymous access Central Administration only disable the ability to change this option on a Sharepoint sites, but not actually turns it off. So I had to turn in back on, then disable anonymous access on all sites including root site and turn if off again.

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