Find and Delete Orphaned Users in SharePoint

Orphaned User? Who are they? Orphaned users are those who have been disabled/removed from Active Directory, but still have permissions to sites, lists and items. Internally, SharePoint keeps them in “UserInfo” table of the content database for meta-data such as created/modified by fields. It’s unavoidable in any organization where employees constantly on-boarding…

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SharePoint Web Services Exposed to Anonymous Access Users

Accidentally found my SharePoint Test environment’s web services URLs are exposed in Google as anonymous access! and I was able to access the web services anonymously! Even though SharePoint web services exposed by anonymous access, SharePoint will not allow anyone to do beyond their access rights. Say for e.g. In order to…

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How to Restrict Users from Switching Views in SharePoint?

Yes, that was a common requirement from our SharePoint users! They wants to restrict other users from changing views from views drop-down in SharePoint. Here is how we can make it happen: Browse to the target list or library Click on Site Action > Edit Page On the Web Part Click Edit > Modify Shared…

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Show Login for Anonymous user and Logout for Authenticated users

Here is my requirement: I want to Show Custom Log-in button for Anonymous user, and once logged in I want to show the Log-out for Authenticated users. Here is the implementation part. 1. create your own Log-in and Log-out button images, place them under: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\IMAGES Important: Do…

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ViewFormPagesLockDown – Restrict Permission to Application Pages in SharePoint

ViewFormPagesLockDown is a SharePoint Feature (not in WSS) that helps us in: Allows anonymous users to only view the Publishing pages, not any of the form or view pages (DispForm.aspx, AllItems.aspx) Disallows anonymous access to pages in the _layouts directory that inherit from LayoutsPageBase. By default, all publishing sites have the feature…

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How to Enable Anonymous Access in SharePoint?

How to enable anonymous access in SharePoint? To Enable Anonymous access in SharePoint 2010, We need to do the change in Central admin & Site collection: Step 1: Enable Anonymous Access in Central Administration: Go to: Central Administration > Application Management > Manage Web Applications, and Select your web application by highlighting…

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SharePoint Permissions: Read Vs View Only – What’s the Difference?

Wonder, What is the difference between Read and View only permission in SharePoint? Here is the difference between Read and View Only: With view only permission, users can not View/Download the documents into the client applications, like Microsoft Excel! (But downloading the documents is possible, like saving the document to their local…

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