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Nesting of Windows Security Groups within SharePoint Groups: WSS 3

  Asked By: Stacey    Date: Sep 03    Category: MOSS    Views: 4211

In Microsoft's WSS 3.0 elearning course 59995, they say:

SharePoint groups can be made up of many individual users, they can hold
a single a Windows security group, or they can be some combination of
the two. (my emphasis)

There's a typo in there (and extra 'a'), but it still seems as if they
are trying to say that you can only next ONE Windows Security Group
inside a SharePoint Group. I just tried nesting two Windows Security
groups within a SharePoint Group using MOSS2007, and it seems to work
fine on a portal site.

1. Can you nest multiple Windows groups inside a SharePoint Group in
MOSS2007 but not in WSS 3.0?
2. Is the behaviour different in MOSS2007 than in WSS 3.0?
3. I'm planning on nesting Windows Security Groups within SharePoint
Groups in MOSS2007 and granting all permissions to the SharePoint
Groups. Are there any 'gotcha's to watch out for?

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6 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Laura Walker     Answered On: Sep 03

1. You can have multiple AD security  groups in a sharepoint  site group 2.
SharePoint site Security is a function of WSS, so they are identical 3. My
personal opinion is AD groups  nested in SharePoint groups, when possible, is a
best practice. This also allows you to target audiences in Shared Services using
these groups. good luck. Ben Curry MindSharp --- On Mon 01/08,
bradleycrockettnanaimo < Bradley.Crockett@... > wrote:From:
bradleycrockettnanaimo [mailto: Bradley.Crockett@...]To:
sharepointdiscussions@...: Mon, 08 Jan 2007 22:27:41
-0000Subject: [sharepointdiscussions] Nesting of Windows Security Groups within
SharePoint Groups: WSS 3.0 / MOSS2007

In Microsoft's WSS 3.0 elearning course 59995, they say:SharePoint groups can be
made up of many individual users, they can holda single a Windows security
group, or they can be some combination ofthe two. (my emphasis)There's a typo in
there (and extra 'a'), but it still seems as if theyare trying to say that you
can only next ONE Windows Security Groupinside a SharePoint Group. I just tried
nesting two Windows Securitygroups within a SharePoint Group using MOSS2007, and
it seems to workfine on a portal site.1. Can you nest multiple Windows groups
inside a SharePoint Group inMOSS2007 but not in WSS 3.0?2. Is the behaviour
different in MOSS2007 than in WSS 3.0?3. I'm planning on nesting Windows
Security Groups within SharePointGroups in MOSS2007 and granting all permissions
to the SharePointGroups. Are there any 'gotcha's to watch out
for?

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Alyssa Butler     Answered On: Sep 03

How do you add AD security  groups in SharePoint (WSS v2)?

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Katy Patton     Answered On: Sep 03

You simply add the active directory (AD) security  group to a SharePoint group.
e.g. domain\username. be aware that you will have issues with WSS V2 and active
directory groups, such as the inabiity to add tasks to specific members of an
Active Directory group.

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Ana Payne     Answered On: Sep 03

Is this also the case with WSS v3?

 
Answer #5    Answered By: Hema Hegde     Answered On: Sep 03

It is not. WSS V3, and therefore SharePoint Server 2007, has the ability to use
the inidividuals in an AD group in lists such as Tasks. You might have to change
the view to 'all users' however, but it should work fine.

 
Answer #6    Answered By: Kyla Eckert     Answered On: Sep 03

One more reason to speed our adoption of 2007.

 




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