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Anyone have any idea why breaking an inheritance chain would cause

  Asked By: Srikant    Date: Aug 17    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1831

Apparently our folks are experiencing this only with the out of the
box MS templates. The gist is that a site collection's inheritance is
broken, then changes to the child still refelct on the parent.

Disinherited Site Collection still deleted people from Root

I built a site collection on Hub at > Our Company > Regions > Middle

Ø Our Company > Regions > Middle East has 19 sub sites

Ø After building the Parent and the Subsites, I broke the
inheritance at the site collection level to the root. See Figure A

Ø I verified the disconnection

Ø I deleted permission groups from the site collection > Middle East
that did not apply

Ø I proceeded to delete Individual People from the site collection

Ø After deleting approximately 300 people from the site collection,
I learned that only people remaining in the People Permission list at
the root level, were only those left in the disconnected site
collection > Middle East

Expected Result:

Ø Deleting people from a disconnected site collection should not
delete them from the root



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Christie Carlson     Answered On: Aug 17

This is expected. All roles, users, and groups  are stored at the site
collection level. Breaking inheritance  only makes changes to the
site/list/library/item permissions local, it does not duplicate the
role/group/user lists. Attachments get stripped from the list so I can't see
exactly what you are talking about, but I think you are confusing some
SharePoint terms. In your description, I think where you refer to "Root" is
actually the site  collection, and where you say "site collection" you are
actually talking about a site/web in SharePoint parlance.