Manage Central Administration site users

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What do you want to do?

Add users to the Central Administration site

Create a new group

Change group settings

View group permissions

Designate visitors, members, and owners for the Central Administration site

Add users to the Central Administration site

  1. On the Central Administration Home page, on the Site Actions menu, click Site Settings.

  2. On the Site Settings page, under Users and Permissions, click People and groups.

  3. On the People and Groups: Farm Administrators page, on the New menu, click Add Users.

  4. On the Add Users: Central Administration page, in the Add Users section, in the Users/Groups box, enter user names, group names, or e-mail addresses. Separate each entry with a semicolon.

  5. In the Give Permission section, select one of the following:

    • Add users to a SharePoint group. Select this option to give users permissions by adding them to a group that has pre-defined permissions. If you select this option, click a SharePoint group in the corresponding list.

    • Give users permission directly. Select this option to give permissions to users directly. If you select this option, select the check boxes next to the permission level that you want to give to users.

  6. Click OK.

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Create a new group

  1. On the Central Administration Home page, on the Site Actions menu, click Site Settings.

  2. On the Site Settings page, under Users and Permissions, click People and groups.

  3. On the People and Groups: Farm Administrators page, on the New menu, click New Group.

  4. On the New Group page, in the Name and About Me Description section, in the Name box, type a name for the group.

  5. In the About Me box, type a description for the group.

  6. In the Owner section, in the Group owner box, enter the owner of the group.

  7. In the Group Settings section, under Who can view the membership of the group, select either Group Members or Everyone.

  8. Under Who can edit the membership of the group, select either Group Owner or Group Members.

  9. In the Membership Requests section, under Allow requests to join/leave this group, select either Yes or No. If you select Yes, under Auto-accept requests, select either Yes or No. If you select No, then type an e-mail address to send requests to in the Send membership requests to the following e-mail address box.

  10. In the Give Group Permission to this Site section, select the check boxes next to the permission level that you want to give to members of the group.

  11. Click Create.

    A People and Groups page displaying the members of the new group is opened.

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Change group settings

  1. On the Central Administration Home page, on the Site Actions menu, click Site Settings.

  2. On the Site Settings page, under Users and Permissions, click People and groups.

  3. On the People and Groups: Farm Administrators page, on the Quick Launch, under Groups, click the group for which you want to manage settings.

  4. On the Settings menu, click Group Settings.

    The Change Group Settings page is opened. For information about each of the settings you can modify, see the previous Create a new group section.

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View group permissions

  1. On the Central Administration Home page, on the Site Actions menu, click Site Settings.

  2. On the Site Settings page, under Users and Permissions, click People and groups.

  3. On the People and Groups: Farm Administrators page, on the Quick Launch, under Groups, click the group for which you want to view permissions.

  4. On the Settings menu, click View Group Permissions.

    The View Site Collection Permissions window is opened and displays permissions for the group.

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Designate visitors, members, and owners for the Central Administration site

  1. On the Central Administration Home page, on the Site Actions menu, click Site Settings.

  2. On the Site Settings page, under Users and Permissions, click People and groups.

  3. On the People and Groups: Farm Administrators page, on the Settings menu, click Set Up Groups.

  4. On the Set Up Groups for this Site page, in the Visitors to this Site section, select one of the following:

    • Create a new group. Select this option to create a new group that contains visitors to the site. If you select this option, type the name of the new group in the corresponding box. Add users or groups to the new group by entering user names, group names, or e-mail addresses in the corresponding box. Separate entries with semi-colons.

    • Use an existing group. Select this option to designate an existing group as visitors to the site. If you select this option, click a group in the corresponding list.

  5. In the Members of this Site section, select one of the following:

    • Create a new group. Select this option to create a new group that contains members of this site. If you select this option, type the name of the new group in the corresponding box. Add users or groups to the new group by entering user names, group names, or e-mail addresses in the corresponding box. Separate entries with semi-colons.

    • Use an existing group. Select this option to designate an existing group as site members. If you select this option, click a group in the corresponding list.

  6. In the Owners of this Site section, select one of the following:

    • Create a new group. Select this option to create a new group that contains owners of this site. If you select this option, type the name of the new group in the corresponding box. Add users or groups to the group by entering user names, group names, or e-mail addresses in the corresponding box. Separate entries with semi-colons.

    • Use an existing group. Select this option to designate an existing group as site owners. If you select this option, click a group in the corresponding list.

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