3.3. More Advanced WSS Administration

Now you know the basics of sites and how to control them. In this section, you learn the details about site groups, anonymous access, site templates, and how to activate the search feature in WSS.

3.3.1. SharePoint Groups

Previously, you learned that a user must be associated with a Permission Level role before he can access anything in SharePoint. The default Permission Levels are Read, Contribute, Design, and Full Control. The easiest way to grant a user permissions is to use any of the three SharePoint groups that automatically are created for each new SharePoint site configured to use its own security settings (i.e., each site that does not inherit its permissions from a parent site). The name for these SharePoint groups will start with the name of the site they belongs to, for example, if the site is named "ABC," the SharePoint groups will start with "ABC." Although these groups have been mentioned earlier, they are listed here as well, in this example for a site named "ABC":

  • ABC Visitors: This SharePoint group is associated with the Permission Level Read. Any member of this group can view, copy and print content in list and libraries, including previous versions, if any.

  • ABC Members: This SharePoint group is associated with the Permission Level Contribute. Members of this group can also add, modify, and delete lists and library content.

  • ABC Owners: This SharePoint group is associated with the Permission Level Full Control. Members of ...

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