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Permissions inheritance means that the permission settings of an element in a site collection are passed on to the children of that element.

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Sharepoint: disable inheritance of metadata columns in folder structure

It seems that in whichever subfolder/parent folder I create new columns with metadata, these colomns are also shown in each parent and subfolder. Can I disable this behaviour so that each level in the ...
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Prevent unique permissions being created after approving access request

I realize similar questions have been asked, but I haven't found an exact answer to my question yet. We have a Sharepoint Online environment with multiple sites. When people try to access a site they ...
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Don't want parent to inherit from sub-folder

There is some columns I want to have in my sub-folder, but the parent-folder automatically inherit these. Is it possible to have columns in the sub-folder, but not in the parent-folder? Here May is ...
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Duplicate document libraries

I am very new to sharepoint and need a little help I have created a communications site, I have then created new pages within the site and inserted a document structure. I then began to populate the ...
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Full control, Limited Access given through a group where the user does not exist?

I have a SharePoint site where, when searching for a user at site level (using check permissions) it comes back saying the user has "Full control, limited access - Given through the 'Site Name' ...
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What happen to items with unique permission, if we should to have their list inherit its permission from the site rather than having unique permission

I am reading this official link inside Microsoft docs @ https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/what-is-permissions-inheritance .. and the link mentioned the following sentence:- When a user ...
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Will restoring inheritance on a given list restore all permissions on items too?

If I with CSOM restore inheritance on a given list, will it then restore all permissions on all items in the list? So there will be no more unique permissions on any items? Or do I have to restore ...
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Sharepoint 2013 limited access

quick question - we have a bunch of libraries from A to Z with broken permissions and dedicated SP groups to them only. The only issue we've got is with one particular library - all the other groups ...
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Sharepoint 2010: How to give someone access permissions to a list, including all its elements with unique permissions?

There is a Sharepoint site that has a list with lots of different subfolders, many of which have unique permissions, so that they don't inherit them from the parent list. I need to give someone ...
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Alternate CSS Does Not Set on Sub-Sites

I am using Office 365 and having a horrible time setting CSS for sub-sites. I have set my Alternate CSS set at https://site.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/ChangeSiteMasterPage.aspx but even though it is ...
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break folder inheritance REST

I am trying to break inheritance using Rest. But I am getting error Undefined. I am using below code : var url = _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl; var headers = { "Accept": "...
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Asset Library permissions inherit from parent site, not subsite

I have a subsite which has modified permissions. It does inherit permissions from the parent site, but I also added a new group with read-only permissions. By giving the group read on the site, they ...
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User can access site without permissions

I have a problem with my SharePoint site. I have created subsite with not inheritant permissions. So I set number of users, but other user's can view items. I see following when checking user ...
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Sharepoint Online. Prevent root-level folder deletion with stopped inheritance

I am using Sharepoint Online and would like to create shared folders structure for our the departments. I created a library named "Departments". For the Departments library people have only "...
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How to create not editable folder structure with editable end folders?

I got a request to create a quite complex folder tree in Sharepoint 2016. The users shoudn't be able to change the structure, but they have to be able to work in the end folders. For example: "Company ...
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stop inherit and add permission level is missing on subsite

I created site collection A and sub site B, site B inheritance has been stopped. Now add permission level is missing on sub site B. permission level inherit form Site Collection A.
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Unique permissions on file : cannot open in Excel

On a SharePoint 2013 OnPremise environment, we experience a problem that's been going on for a few months without us being able to find a resolution. For some users, who have the following ...
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SharePoint Workflow permissions - where is it inheriting permissions from?

I used SharePoint Designer 2013 to create an approval workflow which simply modifies the text in the default mails for clarity. It is technically a SharePoint 2010 workflow. I couldn't get the 2013 ...
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What permissions to grant power-users on Tasks list?

What is the proper way to give power users the ability to see ALL workflow tasks on a site? Is breaking inheritance on the list itself a bad idea? I'm not sure if that can mess up user permissions ...
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SharePoint 365 permissions

I have created a SharePoint site which users need my approval to access. I have also created a document library within the site. I would like to restrict folders for some users. For example, I ...
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PowerShell - Unique permissions vs Parent Folder Permissions

My goal is to get all permissions of items with unique permissions which are not part of the parent folder permissions. I actually have a script which loop through all items with unique permissions ...
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SharePoint site and list "stop Inheriting permission" button is inactive

I am using SharePoint 2013 and when I am going to set unique permission for sites and pages with SharePoint designer, every thing is working fine. But when I am going to set unique permission for ...
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Inherit a folder/document set from a non-folder content type (or vice versa)

I have to build a Firmware repository of some sort out of a Document Library. I have several types of uploads there and I am planning to use document sets to group files belonging to the same ...
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Common Promoted Links

My Question is this: If I create a promoted links list on a site and configure this list to specific images (stored in the sites picture library or equivalent) is it at all possible to then access ...
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Prevent Workflow from Breaking Item Permission Inheritance

I'm growing increasingly frustrated at an apparent design flaw in SharePoint 2010. I have created a workflow (happens in both List and Reusable types) that has several vanilla Approval Processes ...
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SP2013. Allowing visitors to manage permissions for lists and folders

Is there a way for visitors to Sharepoint site to have the ability to manage permissions (ie, break inheritance, and grant permissions to others) for lists and folders. But not the site-wide ...
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Creating content types for non-Office files

I need to store non-office files in Sharepoint, and I'd like to know how to define their Content Type. The main 'outside' file types will be pdfs, Sibelius files (notation software) and Photoshop .psd ...
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How to inherit metadata from two hierarchy levels?

Please excuse the confusing title - I wasn't sure how to articulate this problem. This image should help explain things: So I have a Site Collection with a list of Products. In a sub-site is a list ...
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How to display data from a parent site list on a subsite home page

This is best explained using an image: I have a parent site with a list of products, each of which has its own Project sub-site. I want the home page of each sub-site to display data about its record ...
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Mixed inherited and unique permissions on sub-sites

Background In our SharePoint Online tenancy, we have a site structure like this: Projects (Site-Collection) │ ┌───────────────┴┬───────────────┐ ...
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Sub Sites which doesn't inherit global navigation from parent

In SP2013,I want to identify subsites which has custom global navigation.That is subsites which doesn't inherit global navigation from parent. Is it possible in PowerShell?
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how to create a content type and have a multi parent content type

How can i create a multi parent content type for content type : this, its not allowed : ?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/"> &...
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How do I have subsite inherent top link bar from child of parent site, SP2010

I am trying to replicate the top link bar from a subsite of the parent site down to its own subsites, however, the subsites keep pulling the top link bar from the parent. Example: .com/Parent/ .com/...
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Sharepoint Workflow - Change Permissions

I am pretty new to Sharepoint Workflows however my first assignment is a bit difficult for me. Basically we are using a 3rd party solution to store emails into a document library (as .msg or .eml) and ...
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If a Child Site breaks inheritance from Parent Site, will Parent site Content Types still be shared and synced with Child libraries or lists?

I have several subsites and all are consuming the Parent Site content types for metadata applied to lists and libraries. However one of the sites need to break Site inheritance for content security ...
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SP2013 - Site templates and design package's heritance

I have a blocking issue on SP 2013 (yes, I know we are now on the edge of SP2016, but that was a customer's choice...) What do we want : We would like to create 3 site templates (using team site, ...
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SharePoint 2013 pages library is no longer inheriting the master page layout from the top level subsite

I have a problem on a SharePoint 2013 subsite which uses a custom master page template, all sitepages and libraries used to inherit this layout, however now we've noticed that the pages library is no ...
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Control access to a sub-site

I have created a sub-site in SharePoint that is meant to be only for Management. I created the site and stopped inheriting permissions from the parent. Then I added only the managers and myself to the ...
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Disabling anonymous access in List using CSOM

I have a site collection which is set to be anonymous (Entire Website). I am trying to create a SharePoint List and break inheritance without copying RoleAssignments from parent and assigning only the ...
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Missing 'Stop Inheriting Permissions' Button

I have a Sharepoint and there are sections where I'd like to restrict access to certain parts. I have done this on previous versions of sharepoint by removing the inheritance of permissions from the ...
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SharePoint Security/Permission Issue - Broken Inheritance

I'm currently building document libraries for my team and am running into a privacy issue. I have created the library, broken permission inheritance, and added only the single group that needs access. ...
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Create Subfolder WIthout Inheriting Permissions in PowerShell

I need to create a subfolder (in a SharePoint document library) without inheriting permissions from the parent folder. I then need to assign specific permissions to the newly created subfolder. What ...
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How to update permissionlevel for some folders automatically

I've got a library with many subfolders. It looks something like this: Folder1 --Folder1.1 ----Folder1.1.1 ----Folder1.1.2 ... --Folder1.2 ... And so forth. My Problem: For example: on ...
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Providing User Access only to folders of document library without providing access to site or document library

User needs to access the folder and files inside the folder directly using URL provided them via mail. Permissions of document library is inherited from site but broken at Folder level. User does not ...
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Disable inheritance, next add group in root site

I disable inheritance in site, next I add group in roote site (http://ds-spsdev06:22810). Added group, not show in site where inheritance is disable.. ? Why is that?
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Disable inheritance from parent

Where i disable inheritance from parent. I want delete several groups. Where i delete this groups Where i disable inheritance and add users from root site -> user goes in sites where this group ...
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Parent folder visibility with limited access permissions in sharepoint online

Inside a site collection, i have a subsite, and a document library within that. On the document library i have broken inheritance. In the library i have folders 1 or more deep. On a 2nd, 3rd or ...
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SharePoint 2013 - Break inheritance subsite

i want to break the inheritance of a subsite. I know which button I have to press to solve this problem. But if I press this Button in the Ribbon UI in SharePoint, I cann not break the inheritance of ...
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SP2013 Restore inheritance on document library

Restoring Inheritance on a document library would break unique permissions on childs ? I have a site XX, inside, a Document Library A, with Folders A1, A2 and A3. A1, A2 and A3 have unique ...
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Permissions deleted in broken inheritance

I´m struggeling a bit with a concept I recently discovered in our own SharePoint 2013. We have a website with unique permissions and a document library in this site with broken inheritance and ...
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