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Administrators have read access everywhere

  Asked By: Isabel    Date: Oct 05    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 812

Just starting to eval SharePoint for document sharing/storage.

My server is running and I've created a directory tree. I have a
few different folders under the default 'documents' location. Each
of these folders have only one coordinator.

The problem we have is that our test user group consists of mainly
users who also reside in the Domain Admins group. I have tested
with a general user as well.

The users in the domain admins can see every folder under the
default 'documents' and they can "Check In" to any directory they
want. They can't publish to that folder. My general test user
doesn't see the folder at all.

We need to be able to block all un-authorized users from checkin-in
documents to folders that they shouldn't have access to. (I know
that this is limited to our Domain Admins group right now, but our
Finance department is looking to utilize this and the don't want any
other eyes but their own looking at stuff).

Does this make sense or do I need to clarify further?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Madison Clark     Answered On: Oct 05

Administrators have access  by default  to all folders.

Answer #2    Answered By: Dhanraj Saxsena     Answered On: Oct 05

It is not the domain  admins that are able to access  all content but the
group local admins( which domain admins  are probably members of). There
is no way around this except to limit all local admins. Possibly only
using the admin for that box only. I did not know that the admins could
check in, but they do have access to set/change security and read

Answer #3    Answered By: Kacie Calhoun     Answered On: Oct 05

OK - so that seems to answer my question. I appreciate the input.

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