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  Asked By: Scot    Date: Oct 10    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 784

Why would one user not be able to see all the web parts when
designing a web part page.

I an administrator and I can see 27 web parts.

This other guy is in a site group and the group has rights in the
area and when he goes to add web parts to a web part page, he only
see web parts for the five items that have been created in the area.

I need him to be able to get a content editor web part and a page
viewer web part.

Where can I tell SharePoint who should see which web parts?

I have the contents of the group's rights in the portal and in the
area listed here:


2nd post down.

I would so like to be able to hide stuff from some users but not
from others.



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Dakota Shaffer     Answered On: Oct 10

I had the exact same issue. I blogged about the issue and solution here:

Answer #2    Answered By: Ted Gilmore     Answered On: Oct 10

That sound right. How do I get to the "List Template gallery
Page?" Is that the one where you get the "Create" option.

I don't get a modify columns and settings there.

Somewhere else?

Answer #3    Answered By: Monte Cooley     Answered On: Oct 10

From your site, click site  Settings > Go to Site Administration >
Manage list template gallery.

Answer #4    Answered By: Guadalupe Bullock     Answered On: Oct 10

I go to my portal  homepage, say, http://sharepoint

and I go to:

Site settings | Security and additional settings | Manage web  part
gallery | Modify settings and columns

The URL of the page  I land on is:


Your post  and Bil Smiser's says change that to:


That page returns:

An error has occurred on the server.

I see that you have left out the "=" sign. The proper URL should be:


I end up at a "Change Permissions: Web part  Gallery" page.

I see that it has unique permissions not inherited from the parent.
The list is blank.

The confusing thing now is that when I go to add  a user  to the list,
I end up at an "Add Users: SharePoint" where I can select users  and
groups from Active Directory and assign them to a portal group.

When I click OK, I see that I've added user to the portal but the
Web Part Gallery permissions list is unchanged.

Can you provide any further direction?

BTW: Your sight is so pretty.... (http://www.heathersolomon.com)
You design people blow me away sometimes.

Answer #5    Answered By: Nathanial Mcclure     Answered On: Oct 10

You need to select to inherit permissions from the parent so it will
suck in all the new site  groups you have created.

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