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Duplicating permissions for a different domain

  Asked By: Kayla    Date: May 10    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1254

Our network (which includes an STS server) is changing domains. We have
decided to duplicate project users (within the SQL Server database), changing
their domain designation to the new one (and thereby leaving the old
identity, too).

I can do this, but I can't see how to assign any permissions at all. In
other words, if OldDomain\Ralph gets a new identity as NewDomain\Ralph, how
can I programmatically give him the same permissions as OldDomain\Ralph has?

I see how project data is stored in the SQL Server database but cannot find
any reference to the various permissions levels.



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Elisha Abbott     Answered On: May 10

Can you please just confirm that your use of "project" does not have
anything to do with project  Server and that you are using STS v 1.0 which
came out in 2001.

Answer #2    Answered By: Naimish Ranganekar     Answered On: May 10

That is correct. This "project" has absolutely nothing to do with project  and
is entirely within the scope of SharePoint Team Services (ie, the old one),
to which we've applied SP3, by the way.

Answer #3    Answered By: Caleb Gordon     Answered On: May 10

I wouldn't advise making amendments to the database  directly and given that
I can't think how to do what you want programmatically, I would personally
just bite the bullet and

a) print out the users  assigned to each different authentication part of the
site (thus getting name and permissions)
b) add the permissions  by hand

But then people have complained before that they want a programming solution
even if it takes longer in total (including investigating how to do it) ...

Answer #4    Answered By: Christie Carlson     Answered On: May 10

I was afraid that the manual approach would be the only viable

Investigating how to do something (even when it takes longer than doing it
manually) often pays in the future, when you least expect it. Besides, I
maintain that there is no fun in administration, and if you can't think of
some way to make it interesting, you're probably not going to do it much
longer. And certainly not very well...

Answer #5    Answered By: Dorothy Farmer     Answered On: May 10

True in many cases. In this case with the application replaced over a year
ago, I wonder how many more times you are going to change domains  in its

There might of course be someone just waiting for their chance to tell you
how to do it. But recently there's only been myself and Roger who have been
even trying to answer STS questions here, so you might have a long wait.
(Thanks for the SP3 info - I haven't bothered moving my old sites to SP3,
they're still at SP2)

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