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User roles

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The following roles are available for SharePoint Team Services by default. Each role gives the user rights to perform specific actions on a Web site or virtual server.

  • Browser  View the pages in the Web site. This role contains the following rights: FrontPage Browse, View Web Document Discussions, and View Lists.

  • Contributor  Participate in document discussions and subscribe to documents or folders. This role contains all Browser rights plus the following rights: Author Lists, Author Web Document Discussions, Close Web Document Discussions, and Subscribe To Document.

  • Author  Add pages to the Web site and edit tasks and lists. This role contains all Contributor rights plus the following right: Author Lists, Author Pages.

  • Advanced Author  Edit a Web site in a SharePoint Team Services-compatible Web page editor, such as Microsoft FrontPage 2002. This role contains all Author rights plus the following rights: Border Web, Theme Web, Design Lists, Link Style Sheets, and Recalc Web.

  • Administrator  Manage a Web site or virtual server. This role contains all rights.

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