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  Asked By: Gaurang    Date: Feb 26    Category: MOSS    Views: 736

Is there a way in SPS2003 or MOSS2007 to give certain groups global view
access of all sites? The company directors would like to be able to see
everything without needing to request access.



11 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Himanshu Gohil     Answered On: Feb 26

You can grant (and deny) access  to everything as a policy per

That would be at

Central Administration <https://central.mindsharp.com/> > Application
Management <https://central.mindsharp.com/_admin/applications.aspx> >
Policy for Web Application

Answer #2    Answered By: Faith Delgado     Answered On: Feb 26

Well, that did not work well. This should be easier to read:

Central Administration > Application Management > Policy for Web

Answer #3    Answered By: Iris Ballard     Answered On: Feb 26

A smart, consistent use of the sites  directory will accomplish this for

Answer #4    Answered By: Selena Glenn     Answered On: Feb 26

Allow me to clarify. The company  directors don't just want to SEE what
sites are available, they want to be able to at least READ (and possibly
contribute to) any content on any site without having to go through the
"enter credentials three times, then request access  from the site
administrator" process. They want to be able to search across ALL sites
to find information. They'd like administrator access, but I don't want
to make them administrators for fear of unexpected results from
well-intentioned modifications.

Answer #5    Answered By: Kalpana Ghatge     Answered On: Feb 26

create an AD group for them all,
then use a policy to give  them all read access  to all sites  at the web
application level.

Answer #6    Answered By: Bobbie Rodgers     Answered On: Feb 26

But they will still have to authenticate or the site will not know who
they are to determine what they can do.

Answer #7    Answered By: Bhumi Gokhale     Answered On: Feb 26

AD Authentication is set in our company  when you log in to your computer.
Once you have logged into the network MOSS 2007 knows who you are because
we've imported the AD list into MOSS.

Answer #8    Answered By: Vinay Thakur     Answered On: Feb 26

Importing the AD list to create user profiles doesn't affect how MOSS
works with and depends on the underlying authentication processes in

Answer #9    Answered By: Aakash Gavade     Answered On: Feb 26

They could set their browsers to automatically login if this is an

Answer #10    Answered By: Dara Hobbs     Answered On: Feb 26

Actually, unlike 2003, in 2007 making them administrators will not
automatically give  them access  to all sites. Policies seems to be the
way to go. We came to the same conclusion with service accounts for
our applications which need to access all sites.

Answer #11    Answered By: Abhinivesh Suvarna     Answered On: Feb 26

With Integrated Windows Authentication, you do not need to import the AD
list into MOSS in order for MOSS2007 to know what access  to give  each
user. When a client connects to a site, the user's credentials are
presented to MOSS. These credentials include any AD group memberships
that the user may have. MOSS then checks each of these group memberships
to see what SharePoint groups  the user is a member of. Together with any
SharePoint group memberships that the user may have via the individual
user account, and any permissions granted to individual users, this
determines what privileges the user is granted on each SharePoint

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