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Discussion Board Permission on Portal Site vs WSS site

  Asked By: Arnold    Date: Mar 25    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2202

I am having an issue related to the discussion forum
on the main portal site. Uses that have reader access
can not post replies in the forum. We would like for
them to participate. I cannot seem to find the
security settings for the discussion forum; and so can
not change the security to allow them this access. I
think I am on the right track though. I went into the
οΏ½Modify settings and columnsοΏ½
section for the forum, but do not see an option to
modify the security settings for each type of user,
specifically for the forum.

I have however found how to change the security on a
team site forum. As in the portal, if you select
"Modify settings and columns" there is an extra option
called "Change permissions for this discussion board",
that allows you to modify the permissions for a reader
to be able to "view, insert, edit, and delete items".

This would allow them to post in the discussion board.
Why is it that I can not do the same on the Portal
discussion board? Can someone show me how?



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Jasper Hatfield     Answered On: Mar 25

You have to adjust the portal  area permissions. WSS sites (team sites) to allow
for list and library level security, but portals do not. Go to the area that
the forum  is located and select Manage security  under Actions. From here you
can adjust the Reader site  group to allow adding of items.

This change  however will affect the entire portal area, if there are any other
lists or libraries in the area, Readers will have Add Item access  to those as
well. If this causes a problem, move the forum to an area of its own.

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