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Allowing add/remove users without being Administrator of site

  Asked By: Jill    Date: Jun 29    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 3340

Is there a way to allow a user to manage the users of a site without
being Administrator of the site? We have a couple of power users who
need to be able to add/modify/remove users, but I don't want them making
any other modifications such as creating lists or importing web parts.



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Laura Walker     Answered On: Jun 29

Sure, the user  management permissions are separated from the other
permissions. For WSS check out:

Manage site  Groups - Create, change, and delete site groups, including
adding users  to the site groups and specifying which rights are assigned
to a site group.

Manage List Permissions - Grant, deny, or change user permissions to a

Create Cross-Site Groups - Create a group of users that can be granted
access to any site within the site collection.

For Portal:
Manage Area Permissions - Add, remove, or change user rights for an area

You can play with those until you get the rights you desire for your
power users.

Answer #2    Answered By: Nina Banks     Answered On: Jun 29

Keep in mind that once you have the Manage Groups permission, you can add youself or someone else to the site  Administrators group.

Answer #3    Answered By: Renee Murray     Answered On: Jun 29

should have looked a little more closely before posting.

Answer #4    Answered By: Harshini Raju     Answered On: Jun 29

The problem with assigning to a user  the “Manage site  Groups” right (and it does not matter what other major rights you enable/disable) is that the user will have the ability to assign himself/herself to the Administrator site group.

I think there is a default site group that is missing from WSS – Site Coordinator. This site group could have its default rights the same as all current Administrator rights except they don’t have the ability to assign anyone to the Administrator site group. Its “Add User” page could have the Administrator checkbox in the “Choose Site Group” section greyed out.