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  Asked By: Marla    Date: Jan 30    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 677

Thought I would pass this along for those that are having or may run into
this problem. That being users that are denied access to the Sharepoint
workspace from the browser. When you attempt to get to it, with the user
having been given proper permissions, a login dialog box pops up. Entering
logon info or clicking cancel returns "access denied".

Resolution: The users having the problem were newly added to the permissions
list in sharepoint. I found that a reboot of the server was required. It may
have worked with a restart of the services but I will try that the next time
I add someone. Also heard that you may be able to create a DL, add it to
Sharepoint and then adding members to the DL will not require reboot.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Virendar Chaudhari     Answered On: Jan 30

This is correct. I have gotten similar results. Individual domain account
permissions do not take place until I reboot  the server.

I have a local group on the server  that I pre-added as readers to the
workspace...then I just add  domain accounts to it and this seems to work.

However, this does have problems  if you need to assign very specific
permissions down to the sub folders....where you may need to give only a
specific user rights to it as a coordinator or author.

Answer #2    Answered By: Mitchel Villarreal     Answered On: Jan 30

Your comments saved me from the brink of insanity! Wished i could
have looked into these forum straight away instead of wasting one
afternoon trying to solve it!...

Answer #3    Answered By: Ranu Badhan     Answered On: Jan 30

The other thing that's real annoying about this is ADDING new members  to the
security tab of a document hierarchy. Last night I added  one person to a
server/workspace/Documents/[folder] and it hosed the entire machine for a
couple of hours. Web requests wouldn't work, the dashboards stopped
functioning, everything just hung. Then, when the permissions  were
completed, then everything went back to normal.

I say it took "hours" but honestly I don't rightly know. I know I started
it at 4pm last night and didn't leave until 6 and it was still going. The
backup ran and it was working this morning again so I don't really know when
it started working. I remember, however, when we first deployed and I added
8 members as coordinators to the workspace, and that took about 6 hours to

Now I have a distribution list / group set up and I make THAT the
coordinator. I can verify that changes to the group take effect without a

So, words for the wise:

- Create a group for coordinator access  to workspace. I have
mine called "Intranet Coordinators"
- This works well also because when someone leaves the company,
you don't have to go in and change anything in Sharepoint... rather
you just change who's a member of the group. That's gotta be
- Create or assign a group for each Documents sub-folder
as coordinators if you do subfolders as group-owned hierarchies.
- Do the same thing for Author roles.

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