Monday, August 13, 2012

Adding permissions to a group that was created without permissions

If you have created a group in SharePoint 2010 and did not assign it permission at the time of creation, the following steps will allow you to add permissions.

  1. Site Actions >> Site Permissions
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  2. On the ribbon, select Grant Permissions (Note: your group will not be visible in this list of groups)
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  3. Enter your group in the Select Users box (ex: Tony_Readers)
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  4. Click the “Check Names” button
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  5. In Grant Permissions, select "Grant user permissions directly" and select the permission(s) you wish to grant the group.
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  6. Click Ok

When the list refreshed, you will now see your group in the list of groups and it will have permissions.