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Default permission levels for MOSS 2007 RRS feed

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  • According to Microsoft TechNet reference (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc721640(office.12).aspx), I should get 6 default permission levels for MOSS 2007 server.  However, for my installation, I only have 5 permission levels with "View Only" missing.  The installer I used was the "en_sharepoint_server_2007_with_sp2_x86_dvd_x16-57176.iso" image downloaded from MSDN subscription web site.  Why is it missing?  Was it excluded on purpose and why?

    Thursday, December 30, 2010 4:00 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Something is always mystery in sharepoint. Even i have got 8 permission level when i installed the sharepoint. But i really don't care about it because there is very nice feature that we can create a custom permission.

    I think, you also should not worry and if you need read only right then create your own permission level.

    These are my permission levels:


    Full Control Has full control.

    Design Can view, add, update, delete, approve, and customize.

    Manage Hierarchy Can create sites and edit pages, list items, and documents.

    Approve Can edit and approve pages, list items, and documents.

    Contribute Can view, add, update, and delete.

    Read Can view only.

    Restricted Read Can view pages and documents, but cannot view historical versions or review user rights information.

    Limited Access Can view specific lists, document libraries, list items, folders, or documents when given permissions.

    Cheers, Hemendra-MCTS "Yesterday is just a memory,Tomorrow we may never see"
    • Marked as answer by Emir Liu Monday, January 3, 2011 2:54 AM
    Thursday, December 30, 2010 4:43 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,

    Something is always mystery in sharepoint. Even i have got 8 permission level when i installed the sharepoint. But i really don't care about it because there is very nice feature that we can create a custom permission.

    I think, you also should not worry and if you need read only right then create your own permission level.

    These are my permission levels:


    Full Control Has full control.

    Design Can view, add, update, delete, approve, and customize.

    Manage Hierarchy Can create sites and edit pages, list items, and documents.

    Approve Can edit and approve pages, list items, and documents.

    Contribute Can view, add, update, and delete.

    Read Can view only.

    Restricted Read Can view pages and documents, but cannot view historical versions or review user rights information.

    Limited Access Can view specific lists, document libraries, list items, folders, or documents when given permissions.

    Cheers, Hemendra-MCTS "Yesterday is just a memory,Tomorrow we may never see"
    • Marked as answer by Emir Liu Monday, January 3, 2011 2:54 AM
    Thursday, December 30, 2010 4:43 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for your reply.  So I tried to create a new permission level with the exact permissions that "View Only" has but I just couldn't select "View Versions" without selecting "Open Items".  Every time I select "View Versions", "Open Items" is selected automatically.  What I want is to have the exact permissions that "View Only" has:

    List Permissions:

    View Items
    View Versions
    Create Alerts
    View Application Pages

    with Site Permissions:

    Use Self-Service Site Creation
    View Pages
    Browse User Information
    Use Remote Interfaces
    Use Client Integration Features
    Open
    

    Any idea how I can create a permission level as above?  Thanks.

    Thursday, December 30, 2010 5:57 AM
  • Hi,

    this is the design behavior and you have to give the "Open Item" permission also because if you don't give this permission then how will you check the version of item. Don't worry about this just select both of them.

     


    Cheers, Hemendra-MCTS "Yesterday is just a memory,Tomorrow we may never see"
    Thursday, December 30, 2010 6:10 AM
    Moderator
  • I'm trying to make the development and UAT environments the same.  My users are using the "View Only" permission level in UAT and I don't have it in my development machine.

    This is going out to Microsoft.  If I can't create my own permission level just like "View Only", is there a hot fix for my development machine?

    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 2:00 AM
  • Hi,

    I don't think, there is any hotfix available for this. You have to create it manually OR you may search any tool in codeplex to create permission level.

    Hope this will help


    Cheers, Hemendra-MCTS "Yesterday is just a memory,Tomorrow we may never see"
    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 4:31 AM
    Moderator