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Access denied while processing pending access requests in SharePoint online for users with full control

Site owner or a user with full control gets access denied while processing pending access requests in SharePoint online. Even if the user is part of Owners group for the site and Owners group is set to receive & process access requests. Issue : This issue arises if we do not properly assign default access […]

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User with Contribute access gets access denied

Only one user with contribute access gets access denied to SharePoint site collection. Every SharePoint admin might have faced this issue atleast once. In my case, user is added to a SharePoint group with Contribute access. Access shows up as Contribute when verified through site permissions – check permission option. Every other person in the […]

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There was an error opening this document. Access denied – Adobe Reader error

One user started getting this ‘There was an error opening this document. Access denied‘ adobe reader error while trying to open any PDF documents downloaded from any SharePoint site. This error shows up irrespective of level of access in SharePoint. Word documents, excel workbooks and all other office documents open up in office client in […]

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SPShellAdmin – Permission to run farm level powershell cmdlets in SharePoint

In order to run PowerShell cmdlets in SharePoint 2010/2013, user should have necessary privileges to SharePoint object model and to SharePoint databases. Even if a user is added as farm admin, he necessarily do not have access to run powershell cmdlets unless user is having SPShellAdmin access. Adding users to this access level, provides the […]

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