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  Asked By: Pankaj    Date: Jun 23    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2181

We're playing with MOSS right now and have set up a site with a half
dozen Site Collections.

Each time I make a site, I can also set up 3 groups for this site:
Members, Owners, Visitors.

I can see for Collaboration Portals, it can make sense to add these
three groups to each site. Yet, After a handful of portals and dozens
upon dozens of sites, I can see this maybe getting a bit messy.

Any best practices regarding this? Should we just let every site create
these groups or should we back off and set up some broader groups that
then are applied to sites as they are built?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Yvonne Rodriquez     Answered On: Jun 23

First, Let me make sure we are using the same terminology.

In Sharepoint you create a Web Application. Then create site  Collections on
the web App either in the root or on a managed path. Each site collection
has a top level web site, but can also have child web sites  underneath it.

The Members, Owners and Visitors groups  you are seeing are created by
default in the Top Level Web Site of each Site Collection. Each Site
Collection has its own Security Settings so these are the default groups
that are inherited through the site collection by every Web site. Unless
you break security inheritance the Members, Owners and Visitors groups you
see in each site are the one set  from the top Level site. Security can not
be shared between Site Collections.

If by "Each time  I make a site" you mean a Site Collection then the creation
of the 3 groups is normal. If you mean a Child web site then look more
closely at the groups and you will notice that they are the Site Collection
Groups not new groups at each site. They are just inherited in each child
web site.

Answer #2    Answered By: Elisha Abbott     Answered On: Jun 23

To clarify, at least for now on our 'playground' install we have:

- web application
site  collection
- site
- site collection
- site
- site collection
- site
- site collection
- site
- etc

> The Members, Owners and Visitors groups  you are seeing are
> created by default in the Top Level Web Site of each Site
> Collection.

Ah! Ok, that clarifies things. Thanks! Being a site-collection level
thing makes a lot of sense and I can see this being used a lot. It does
make sense for most (if not all) of your site collections  to have these
individual groups.

Answer #3    Answered By: Naimish Ranganekar     Answered On: Jun 23

I don't know how you'll get around this because the new site  needs to
know what groups  you want created and there is a design assumption that
some will visit/read the site, others will collaborate in the site and
others will own/manage the site.