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  Asked By: Samir    Date: Aug 17    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 901

Trying to understand Sharepoint Poral
Server and work around it. As I saw couple of messages regarding
hiding the Dashboards, I am feeling the same difficulty here. I did
enforced the security options in such a way that the Administrator
will only be able to see the Dashboards and nobody else. But somehow
it doesn't seems to be working. Is there any other effectice way of
achieving this ??. Also, please let me know if there's any way I can
remove or hide the links on the top right corner of the screen, which
is content | layout | settings | help.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Indraneel Haldar     Answered On: Aug 17

Just wanted to confirm, how you are checking whether other accounts can see
the Dashboard folder / links  you mentioned?

Are you logging into Sharepoint from a PC that you've logged in as
Administrator from before?

The reason I ask is If you are logging into Sharepoint using different user
accounts on the same PC, Internet explorer cache settings  can sometimes
cause these areas to remain visible when you log in as a user that should
not be able to see them. To check whether this is the case you need to do
the following...

1) Click 'Tools'

2) Select 'Internet options'

3) Under the section for Temporary Internet files, click 'Settings'

4) At the top  of the list select 'Every visit to the page'

5) Click 'OK'

To check whether this has resolved the problem, just close down and try
logging in again using an account that shouldn't be able to see these
things. Hope this resolves the problem.

Answer #2    Answered By: Brittni Harding     Answered On: Aug 17

By the way, restricting the permissions to the Document Library dashboard is NOT
recommended. I tried it and screwed up the rest of the site. Because sharepoint
uses it to display document folder listings. I still don't know how to get
around this.

Answer #3    Answered By: Aayush Koli     Answered On: Aug 17

In order to hide  the dashboards, you need to go into your web folder and
set the security  settings. You need to navigate to the folder called
"Portal". Select the dashboard you want to hide, right click on it and
select Properties. Select the security tab and remove all users that you
don't want access to the dashboard.

You have to assign the users either the reader or the author role in
order for the users not to see the links  in the top  right corner except
for Help.

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