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  Asked By: Marie    Date: Sep 12    Category: MOSS    Views: 1990

Does anyone know how to do this correctly?

When starting from scratch, it appears when you create new sites and
lists and choose to include them in the quick launch, they are
automatically added. This also ties in w/ security trimming, correct?
I.E. someone who doesn't have access to that list or site won't see
the link to it.

Well, what happens when you add the link manually? Our recently-
migrated site from 2.0 didn't have any sites on the quick launch
since 2.0 didn't have this feature. I had to create a new heading
for "sites" and then create links to each of the subsites.

These links are visible to anyone, regardless of their permissions
(as far as I can tell). There is no security trimming.

Am I doing something wrong? Any way to get this to work w/ security
so folks don't see what they don't have access to?

Thanks! Sorry for all the silly questions- I have a lot to learn
about 3.0.



7 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Selena Glenn     Answered On: Sep 12

Do you mean that you added  a section on the QuickLaunch via front page or
did you add  the information to a regular link  list?

Answer #2    Answered By: Anila Bhuva     Answered On: Sep 12

What you need to do is to change the settings of your library:

Step 1: Settings
Step2:Document library settings
Step 3:Select from the general settings " Title, description and
Step4:Display this document library on the Quick Launch
Step5: Select NO

That should take care of that. and the other option is to change the
permissions of the list  in order to hide per say the list.

Answer #3    Answered By: Alisha Itagi     Answered On: Sep 12

All links  _manually_ added  to the Top link  Bar or the Quick Launch are
always visible  to everyone; they are never security  trimmed.

Answer #4    Answered By: Faith Delgado     Answered On: Sep 12

The Links created in the QuickLaunch bar when you create  a new site
are inherently different than the QuickLaunch Links that you create
from site  Settings after a Site is up and running. If you look
carefully when editing a QuickLaunch Link that was created along with
the site you will notice that the URL is greyed out, while a Link
created later will have a hard coded address. Looking through the
database it appears  that the greyed out entry is recorded using the
GUID of the site and the regular one using the URL string. The one
recorded using the GUID is security  trimmed and the other is not.

There doesn't appear to be any method in the User Interface for
creating a GUID Link in the QuickLaunch bar to a Site after the site
has been created. I haven't been able to find any obvious way to do
it using the object model either.

Answer #5    Answered By: Kristy Hicks     Answered On: Sep 12

I was afraid of this- it's disappointing, especially since you have
no real choice when it comes to upgrading a site  from 2.0. Since
there never were sites  listed on the quick  launch in 2.0 (except
when using Todd's excellent "Subwebs on the Quick Launch" web
part!), you have no choice but to manually add  them. I would enable
the tree view for my users, but I don't like that as much. I don't
want them to see a dump list  of all lists and libraries in the
current site.

Regarding creating a GUID link  from the UI...this is one of my
biggest pet peeves w/ SharePoint. We use MCMS for our public web
site, and I love using the "new hyperlink" tool to navigate to and
select the page, channel, or resource of choice. Once that happens,
the system "knows" where to go if the item moves elsewhere or even
expires/is deleted. Anyone know if Microsoft plans to do anything
logical like this for SharePoint? I'm hoping it is part of MOSS, but
I don't know.

Anyway, sorry for that little rant.

Answer #6    Answered By: Amanda Brown     Answered On: Sep 12

Although MOSS has now replaced MCMS there is no replacement for
the "New Hyperlink" tool in MOSS. Hyperlinks that are created
automatically (link the one you are wrestling with in WSS) will exhibit
this characteristic. Otherwise, no. Heirarchy is much more logical in
WCM in MOSS with most pages being stored in a common "Pages" document

Answer #7    Answered By: Caleb Gordon     Answered On: Sep 12

That is a major step backwards. MCMS is great for a lot of
reasons. I can't believe they've taken away a lot of its
functionality. I'm hoping I just don't understand everything yet and
that it will all be okay when we upgrade to MOSS. :P

In MCMS, even when I don't use the actual "new hyperlink" tool, I
can get the same functionality by using the regular hyperlink button
and putting in the relative link. It seems to "find" it in the
database (if it's a live page) and puts in the GUID on its own. That
helps, then, when I later have to expire or delete the page it links
to. It essentially just deactivates the link  for me. It's awesome!

Oh, I'm starting  to worry about moving to MOSS. It seems like, for
all of the great new features, they stripped out some pretty
fundamental stuff.

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