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  • Question

  • A user who has design permission on a site, as well as the List Template gallery and the Site Template gallery, gets an "Error:Access Denied" message when he tries to Export->Sharepoint Site Template in Sharepoint Designer.  A Site Collection Administrator is able to save the site as a template without a problem.  

    Saturday, November 19, 2011 5:47 PM

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  • Hi TheITGuys,

    The user should at least have read permissions over some of the site collection resources like:

    • Master page gallery
    • Site Template gallery
    • List templates

    This issue usually happens with sub site users who do not have any access to these above mentioned site collection resources.


    Regards Nikhil
    • Edited by NikhilSD Saturday, November 19, 2011 7:20 PM
    Saturday, November 19, 2011 7:19 PM
  • The user has design permissions on the site collection resources that you mentioned.
    Sunday, November 20, 2011 12:11 AM
  • Hi,

    Within the Design permission role, please check the "Manage Hierarchy" option.


    Chirag Patel, MCTS
    Chartered IT Professional
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    Monday, November 21, 2011 9:08 PM
  • There is no "Manage Hierarchy" option within the Design permission role.  Manage Hierarchy is a distinct permission level, separate from the Design permission level.  We cannot give the user Manage Hierarchy permissions on the site as this means the user will be able to change permissions on the entire site and that is not in line with our security policy.
    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 7:41 PM
  • If he has site collection rights, why doesn't he try it via the site gui and the "Save Site as Template."
    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/
    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 10:20 AM
  • The user is not a site collection administrator.  As additional information, I told you that another user, who is a site collection administrator, is able to save the site as a template.  Thank you.
    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 7:56 PM