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Where roles do not matter

  Asked By: Jordon    Date: Nov 19    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 845

i have got a sharepoint portal server instance running on my
computer. The problem is that even the reader is the administrator on
the machine!! I went to site settings and checked access settings for
reader role. The settings were only for reading. Can anyone tell me why
am i facing this behaviour? has anyone had such a problem earlier.



7 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Otis Blackwell     Answered On: Nov 19

with sharepoint  site groups, by default reader  group has rights to read a site,
they cannot add content. however, when a reader creates a site using
Self-Service Site Creation, he or she becomes the site owner and a member of the
Administrator site group for the new site. This does not affect the user's site
group membership for any other site.

as per my understaning of your problem, this could be a problem..

also check the windows account authentication on your AD to verify user rights.

Answer #2    Answered By: Virendar Chaudhari     Answered On: Nov 19

Also, keep in mind that by default all local machine admins and domain admins
get admin rights in SharePoint regardless of their site-level settings. There
is a hotfix available which turns off this behavior.

Answer #3    Answered By: Mitchel Villarreal     Answered On: Nov 19

Can you give us link to KB article which talks about the hotfix you are

Answer #4    Answered By: Ranu Badhan     Answered On: Nov 19
Answer #5    Answered By: Irene Moss     Answered On: Nov 19

but actually the problem  is something
different.Am not talking about the site which reader  creates.
What I mean to say is the reader can modify my portal. The reader I
am creating is able to add/delete web parts too!!!!!!

Answer #6    Answered By: John Scott     Answered On: Nov 19

when ever you go to the portal  , do you get login
dialog box ?

Answer #7    Answered By: Donald Torres     Answered On: Nov 19

You say you have a SharePoint instance  running on "your" computer? If
you mean your desktop, or any machine that you are an administrator
on, then you can see, edit, delete anything you want in any
application, not just Sharepoint. If this is the case, try removing
yourself from the administrator  role on your machine and then try it
you will see a definite difference.

If this is not the case, are you using AD to authenticate or another
authentication mechanism?

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