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  Asked By: Marla    Date: Feb 16    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 692

Anyone seen and resolved this one?

Under the Document Library ->
folder it is showing EVERYBODY'S personal dashboard? How can they be
personal if
can see them? How can the USER specify that only he or she can see
his or her's personal dashboard if they only have Author rights?



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Claire May     Answered On: Feb 16

Check the security on the Personal Dashboard. It can be found in the
Explorer view under Dashboards. Make sure that the Everyone group is not
listed. Let me know if this does not solve the problem.

Answer #2    Answered By: Dan Dickerson     Answered On: Feb 16

I checked the security on the dashboard
folder and on each of the personal  dashboards under the main
dashboard folder - none of them list the Everyone group. However, for
the portal to operate correctly and for all portal author  users to
have the ability to create personal dashboards, thier groups are
listed to which they belong. If I remove the groups, no one will have
the ability to create personal dashboards. What to do?

Answer #3    Answered By: Phenil Poriya     Answered On: Feb 16

I do not extensively use personal  dashboards so this is only my thoughts
without a lot of testing....
It would appears that only coordinators can create a personal dashboard
and therefore you have set groupA as coordinators so they can create
their dashboard(correct?). The dashboard  framework looks at the
Dashboard folder to check for dashboards that the user  has permissions
to view. Since they are all coordinators they have permissions to view

I think what you must do is not assign the group as coordinators. This
will then require them to request a personal dashboard which will have
have the user only set as coordinator, not the group of users. Also
there should be no one listed as reader if they do not wish to let
others view their dashboard.

This is just my understanding of Dashboards at this time. I plan on
looking at this in more detail soon.

Answer #4    Answered By: Dante Parsons     Answered On: Feb 16

I have been able to set this up in my company. I created two groups (A & B).
Group A is for the admins and Group B is for the users. I assign Group A the
coordinator role and Group B the author  role to the workspace. Users in Group A
are the only ones allowed to create the personal  dashboards. If you go into
Windows Explorer and expand the web folders for the workspace, you will see the
Dashboards folder. If you right click on this folder, go to Properties and then
the Security tab, you will see the two groups having access to this folder from
the parent folder. Keep in mind, only the coordinators will see the Dashboards
folder under Document Library. You need to go into each individual personal
dashboard folders of each user  and set the security rights. You will need to
remove Group A and add the appropriate user for that particular dashboard
folder. Let me know if you still have any questions.

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