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SharePoint generates an "Access Denied" error due to insufficient permissions
Article ID: 2001366 - View products that this article applies to.
User receives the error "Access Denied" to a:
Note Site owner, or site collection administrators, must delete the user's name from the site collection usage page and then re-add users who were earlier members of the site.
If you cannot access the site, Please check the permissions on the site.
Requests to adjust permissions must be made by a Site Administrator.
This article is outlined in the following way:
In SharePoint 2007, users can be granted permissions on a site two ways (Direct/ Group):
1. Direct Access:
If not, check the groups using step 2.
2. Via Groups: Users can setup groups with permissions and then adds users to those groups to have those permissions applied to their account on the site.
If the user is listed in a group, they have permissions.
If not, they do not have permissions to the site.
3. Adding users and creating groups:
From the Site Settings pages, Click Advanced Permissions -> Site Permissions, or People and Groups will allow administrators to click New and specify Add Users or New Group.
The features listed below allows administrators to add a user to a group or directly to the site as well as create a new group.
To add a user to a group that already exists, Click the group name from the left hand navigation (or click more groups if it is not displayed) and then use New -> Add Users.
4. Removing users and groups:
From the Site Settings page, Click Advanced Permissions - > Site Permissions, or People and Groups which will allow administrators to click select a user(s) by placing a check next to the name and choosing Actions->Remove User Permissions.
5. Checking Group permissions:If you are a member of a group and can’t do a specific action on the site, the group’s permissions may not be high enough to do the specific action.
Check the group:
(http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=151500)for other considerations.
Article ID: 2001366 - Last Review: March 21, 2011 - Revision: 9.0