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Workflow permissions issue with Absence and Vacation Schedule app

  Asked By: Shauna    Date: Feb 17    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 8500

I am having an issue with Absence and Vacation Schedule app. I have it installed
in WSS3.0 and site is functioning. When i submit a request that requires
approval, it automatically goes to pending approval which is how it is supposed
to be.

However, when it comes to approving or rejecting the pending requests, I get
access denied regardless of permissions. The only way i am able to get to
approve/reject window is if i add whatever account i am using to Site Collection
Administrators group. Since it is going to be used by everyone, i don't think
that is a wise idea to make everyone who need to approve these requests part of
the Site Collection Administrator group.

Has anyone experienced this before? I been messing with it for a while and
cannot figure out where i can set the permissions for the workflow/pending
requests that will allow a person with Approver or higher access to the site or
the list to be able to approve these requests.



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Akshay Gupta     Answered On: Feb 17

You may try to find your Workflow permissions  list and see if the group  has
access. I have seen that the permissions list  loses inheritance (seemingly
randomly...) and any changes to permissions after the fact don't propagate.

You may need to log in with a Microsoft-based account:

(If it doesn't take you directly to the anchored bookmark then edit the URL to
add back the '#18' at the end of the link.)

Answer #2    Answered By: Trinity Scott     Answered On: Feb 17

I have the permissions  setup there and i have given a specific user Full Control
of 'VacationRequest > Workflows > Settings > Permissions' yet i still receive
the access denied  error. I even went to an individual request  that was pending
and gave this account  Full Control but still access  denied. In case i havn't
said it before, i hate Microsoft. It is not supposed to be that hard. I have the
access request enabled so when i am getting the access denied error, i submit  a
request to get access and when i click on the link that is emailed me and assign
that user full rights, it is still not working.

Answer #3    Answered By: Constance Guerrero     Answered On: Feb 17

You are able with Site Collection Administrator permissions  but not below?

I am interested what the name of the account  is that is listed as the 'Created
By' with the item. There was a security update in WSS SP1 (or was it SP2?) that
disabled SharePoint from running declarative workflows on items created by the
SHAREPOINT\System account. If the list  item was created by the user named
"System Account" then you may be having this problem.

Reading your original post does not necessarily specify how you are adding the

Answer #4    Answered By: Chandrabhan Konwar     Answered On: Feb 17

Also, are you certain that the Workflows list  is inheriting the permissions  from
the parent?