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Can sign into Windows but not SharePoint RRS feed

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  •     I can log onto windows (which tells me my active directory is working) but when I try to access any Sharepoint portal or site I get(The server could not sign you in. Make sure your user name and password are correct, and then try again.) This doesnt sound like access restriction it sounds like it doesnt have me setup as a user. I am the "Farm Admin" but do I have to create a user account anywere or refresh the user list or anything? Shouldnt SharePoint read from windows active directory?
    Friday, February 19, 2010 11:13 PM

Answers

  • Well, Farm admin in MOSS 2007 doesnt give you admin or even read previliges on the content even if you are Farm admin.
    You can either add yourself to site collection admin through central administration and access the site.
    or You can add yourself to the Policy for web application and give yourself previliges on the web app level which overwrites any other permission on the site collection or the site or the list level.
    In operations tab you can find it and yourself technically, incase you are authorized to do that in the regulatory world :).

    Thanks!

    I LOVE MS..... Thanks and Regards, Kshitiz (Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.)
    • Proposed as answer by Djamel Chagour Saturday, February 20, 2010 3:18 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Saturday, February 20, 2010 7:52 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by LanGun Saturday, February 20, 2010 10:00 PM
    • Marked as answer by LanGun Saturday, February 20, 2010 10:00 PM
    Saturday, February 20, 2010 2:32 AM

All replies

  • Well, Farm admin in MOSS 2007 doesnt give you admin or even read previliges on the content even if you are Farm admin.
    You can either add yourself to site collection admin through central administration and access the site.
    or You can add yourself to the Policy for web application and give yourself previliges on the web app level which overwrites any other permission on the site collection or the site or the list level.
    In operations tab you can find it and yourself technically, incase you are authorized to do that in the regulatory world :).

    Thanks!

    I LOVE MS..... Thanks and Regards, Kshitiz (Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.)
    • Proposed as answer by Djamel Chagour Saturday, February 20, 2010 3:18 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Saturday, February 20, 2010 7:52 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by LanGun Saturday, February 20, 2010 10:00 PM
    • Marked as answer by LanGun Saturday, February 20, 2010 10:00 PM
    Saturday, February 20, 2010 2:32 AM
  • Thanks for the reply I have set myself as "Farm Admin" and taken "Ownership" of the site and "Portal" but when I go to log into SharePoint with my user name and pass I get, (The server could not sign you in. Make sure your user name and password are correct, and then try again) and I know SharePoint uses "Active Directory" so shouldnt my SharePoint cradentials be the same as my windows log in? Please help.... Thank you
    Saturday, February 20, 2010 10:08 PM
  • they should be the same.
    please explain taken "Ownership" of the site and "Portal" ..I am not really sure what you did to get it.
    I LOVE MS..... Thanks and Regards, Kshitiz (Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.)
    Sunday, February 21, 2010 3:17 PM