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Cannot create new news

  Asked By: Naman    Date: Jan 04    Category: MOSS    Views: 1130

I've been trying to understand the possibilities of using the News centre in
MOSS and I've hit a bit of a brick wall. It won't let me create any new news.

I've got Owner permission on the parent publishing site, and the News site
inherits the permissions from the parent.

If, from the news site, I go Site Actions > Create Page, I get an Access Denied

If I go "View All Site Content" then click on Pages, then click New > Article
Page (or any of the other options), I get an Access Denied error.

If I switch to Explorer View, I can create new folders, and I can create a new
document (e.g. new text document) or I can copy & paste an existing article
document, rename it and then edit it, but that is a pretty long-winded way of
creating new news.

The fact that the options to create pages are there suggests that SharePoint is,
in principle, happy with the permissions I have but I still can't figure out why
I'm getting the Access Denied error.

This is pre-SP1 at the moment. I don't know if it is a bug that SP1 fixes ...
I'll try to find the time to upgrade the server to see if it is, but if anyone
else has any suggestions, it would be appreciated.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Michelle White     Answered On: Jan 04

Installing SP1 didn't solve the problem.

It looks like there is an underlying permissions  problem - either with
SharePoint out of the box, or with this particular installation. I've gone back
to the news  Pages library and, on a whim, tried clicking on one of the page
layout entries against a news page, e.g. "Article page  with image on left". This
gives me an access  Denied error.

Changing the logon account to the account that runs the SSP and everything

Can anyone suggest where I need to look in order to figure  out where the access
model is breaking the creation of new news pages?

Answer #2    Answered By: Sheena Ray     Answered On: Jan 04

OK - solved it ... it was the Master page  gallery. The site  groups that SP
creates, e.g. the Owners group, don't have any representation in the permissions
for the gallery. Adding myself to the Approvers list fixed the ability to create
new news  pages.

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