Abhishek Bhowmick | SharePoint Blog

Users with lower permission level are unable to view Site Directory links

Posted in Sharepoint by Abhishek Bhowmick on January 23, 2009

Here is a simple issue which took us some time to get hold of.  Heartiest thanks to Vijay Kumar Acharya who gave us this lead.  This is how it goes…  Site Collection Administrator creates a link in the Site Directory and can view the same after logging back to the site.  Users with lower permission level are unable to view this link in the Site Directory.  We logged back into the SharePoint site and navigated to the Site Directory.  Clicked on View All Site Content.  Under Lists we clicked on Sites.  We found in the List settings > Versioning Settings we found that Content Approval was enabled hence any new links being created in the Site Directory has an Approval Status as Pending.  We approved the list item for the concerned link and the other users with any permission level were able to view links in the Site Directory.  If the Site Collection Administrator does not wish to continue this operation then the Content Approval can be disabled and the links should appear to other users just like that.  Hope this helps!

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