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Add a user or cross-site group

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Add a user or group by using the Site Administration pages

  1. On the Web site you want to manage, click Site Settings .

  2. On the Site Settings page, in the Administration section, click Manage Users .

  3. On the Manage Users page, click Add Users .

  4. In the Step 1: Choose Users section specify the users that you would like to add, separated by semicolons. You can enter:

    • E-mail addresses (for example, someone@example.com)

    • User names (for example, DOMAIN\user_name)

    • Microsoft Active Directory directory service security group names (for example, DOMAIN\security_group_name)

    • Domain group names (for example, DOMAIN\group_name)

    • Cross-site group names (for example, Accounting)

    Notes:

    • When running in a server farm, you cannot add local accounts.

    • Local accounts must exist before you attempt to add them. does not create local accounts like does.

    • When using Active Directory account creation mode, you cannot add local accounts or security groups.

  5. In the Step 2: Choose Permissions section, select the site group to which you want to add the users, and then click Next .

  6. In the Step 3: Confirm Users section, verify the e-mail addresses, user names, and display names.

  7. In the Step 4: Send E-mail section, if you want to send an invitation, select Send the following e-mail to let these users know they've been added , and type the subject and body text information to send in the e-mail message.

  8. Click Finish .

Add a user by using SharePoint Central Administration

  1. Click Start , point to All Programs , point to Administrative Tools , and then click SharePoint Central Administration .

  2. On the SharePoint Central Administration page, in the Security Configuration section, click Manage Web site users .

  3. On the Manage Web Site Users page, in the Site URL box, type the URL to the site, and then click View .

  4. In the Add a User section, specify the users that you would like to add, separated by semicolons. You can enter:

    • E-mail addresses (for example, someone@example.com)

    • User names (for example, DOMAIN\user_name)

    • Microsoft Active Directory directory service security group names (for example, DOMAIN\security_group_name)

    • Domain group names (for example, DOMAIN\group_name)

    • Cross-site group names (for example, Accounting)

    Notes:

    • When running in a server farm, you cannot add local accounts.

    • Local accounts must exist before you attempt to add them. does not create local accounts like does.

    • When using Active Directory account creation mode, you cannot add local accounts or security groups.

  5. In the Display name box, type the full name.

  6. In the E-mail address box, type the e-mail address.

  7. In the Site group box, select a site group to which to add the user or group, and then click Add User .

Add all users from an e-mail distribution list

Note: To complete the steps in this section you must have a -compatible address book program such as Microsoft installed on the computer you are running.

  1. On the Web site you want to manage, click Site Settings .

  2. On the Site Settings page, in the Administration section, click Manage Users .

  3. On the Manage Users page, click Add Users .

  4. In the Step 1: Choose Users section, click Address Book .

  5. Select the distribution list you want to add from the address book.

    Note: You can add only distribution lists that reside on the same e-mail server as your current e-mail account. For example, in the names of distribution lists that reside on the same e-mail server appear in bold text.

    The list of users from the distribution list appears in the Users field.

  6. In the Step 2: Choose Permissions section, select the site group to which you want to add the members of the distribution list, and then click Next .

  7. In the Step 3: Confirm Users section, verify the e-mail addresses, user names, and display names.

  8. In the Step 4: Send E-mail section, if you want to send an invitation, select Send the following e-mail to let these users know they've been added , and type the subject and body text information to send in the e-mail message.

  9. Click Finish .

Note: Adding or removing users from the e-mail distribution list will not add or remove them from the site. You must manually add or remove users from the site after changing your distribution list membership.

Add a user using the command line

You can also add a user account to the site by using the adduser operation. The adduser operation takes the url , userlogin , useremail , username , and role parameters, plus the optional parameter siteadmin . Use the siteadmin parameter to specify that the user is the site administrator or owner of the site. Note that if you are using account mode for Microsoft Active Directory directory service, you do not need to specify the userlogin parameter. Use the useremail parameter to identify the user for this mode.

Use the following syntax to add a user to the Administrator site group:

stsadm.exe -o adduser url http://server_name/site_nameuserlogin DOMAIN_name\User_name -useremail User_name@example.com-username "User_name" -role administrator

Assign rights to a top-level Web site for all authenticated users

  1. On the site, click Site Settings .

  2. In the Administration section, click Go to Site Administration .

  3. On the Site Administration page, in the Users and Permissions section, click Manage anonymous access .

  4. In the All Authenticated Users section, under Allow all authenticated users to access site , select Yes .

  5. Under Assign these users to the following site group , select a site group.

  6. Click OK .

Note: You cannot add a cross-site group to a Meeting Workspace site.

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