Site Permissions not working properly
HiI've got a site that does not inherit permissions from the parent. However, whenever I add an AD group to the SharePoint Approvers group in a parent site, that group has permission in the child site. It works the other way as well. If I add an AD group to the child site who doesn't inherit permission from the parent, I can see that group added to the parent site.Any ideas?Tkssteven
February 3rd, 2010 9:30pm

Hi, I suppose that you firstly created a child site inheriting permission from parent site and then broke inheriting permission from the parent site, it will copy permissions from parent, so the parent site Approvers group still list in the child site People and Groups. I think you added the AD group to the parent site Approver group, so you could see the group both in parent site and child site. Each site comes with a default set of SharePoint groups; the name of the SharePoint group matches the name of the site. If you only want to add users in child site, you should add the AD group to your child site Approvers group. Let me know if I misunderstand you. Xue-Mei Chang TechNet Subscriber Support in forum If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.comXue-Mei Chang
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February 4th, 2010 5:52am

HiYes, your assumptions are largely correct re my set up, but I'm still having issues. Here's a specific scenario to illustrate what I'm having issue with:1. I navigate to my top parent site, select Peope and Groups -> Approvers. I add my AD group, "Parent_Site_Approvers", to the Approvers group. Noboby else is in this group.2. I navigate to a child site, select People and Groups -> Approvers. I confirm that this site does not inherit permissions from it's parent. Nobody is in this group, so I add my AD group "Child_Site_Approvers" to the Approvers group.3. I return to my parent site, select People and Groups -> Approvers. I see "Parent_Site_Approvers" in this list PLUS "Child_Site_Approvers". So, the parent site is inheriting permissions from a child site that is set to not inherit permissions from it's parent site. The opposite works too. If I add an AD group to the approvers group in the parent site, that AD group is added to the Approvers group in the child site. Again, that child site is set to NOT inherit permissions.Any idea's what's wrong?steven
February 5th, 2010 5:16pm

This is definately feeling like a bug. I've broken site inheritance on a subsite. When I look under Advanced Permissions, I see "This Web site does not inherit permissions from its parent.". I click on the Approver's group for this subsite, add a user, "Barb P", and she now shows up as an Approver for the parent site. What gives?Is there a hotfix for this?Tkssteven
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February 16th, 2010 8:19pm

Hi Steven,I think there is a misunderstanding between you and Xue-Mei Chang! He meant that you have to use differnt groups for the different sites and not that you can add different users to the same group on different sites. Broken inheritance only means that a user- or groupobject does not have the same permissions on the siteobject than it has on its parent but the group- or userobject is the same on both the parent and the child siteobject.In your case this means you have to have to approvers groups (one for the parent-site and one for the child-site).Best regardsMOSS_Test_Dummy
February 17th, 2010 11:22am

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