Clear/reset all unique permissions from site and subsites... RRS feed

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  • The question that was brought up to me:  "I have taken over as the Site Manager for my organization, but I believe that the Site Manager before me used a lot of unique permissions by name (not using groups) throughout the site, sub-sites, lists/libraries, folders, and items/files.  There is a lot of stuff that I can read but not modify, and I think there is a lot of stuff that I cannot even see.

    If I want to start over and fix the organization's permissions, what is the best way to do this.  Can a Top Level Site Administrator EASILY fix this for me (I know they can go into every item and check/correct permissions...I want to know how they can efficiently wipe out and reset all permissions to inherit from the main organization's site).

    Or do I need to go to the server admins and have them run a Powershell script?  And if that is the solution, what is the script because our SharePoint Server Admins are not very experienced and typically offer limited if any support."

    I have been trying to research the best case solution but come up short...any suggestions for this?

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 7:13 PM


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