Tuesday, January 13, 2009

change anonymous access settings options disabled

Prob Definition:
Inorder to explain the prob definition, I will walk you through the entire Anonymous access settings froms the scratch.

While setting the Anonymous access to a document library,

  1. You set Anonymous access on the desired IIS website:
    IIS -> Websites -> double click on the desired Website -> Properties -> Directory Security -> check the anonymous access box
  2. You set the anonymous access on the web application level
    SCA -> Application management -> Application Security ->Authentication Providers -> Default -> Check the Anonymous access check box
  3. You set the Anonymous access on the site that you desire
    Site Actions -> Site Settings -> Advanced Permisions -> settings -> Anonymous access
  4. Now when you try to set the Anonymous access on a particular document library/list, you try to go to the document library, -> Settings -> Document library settings -> permissions for this document library -> Settings -> Anonymous access
    You get to see the available option disabled or grayed out.

Reason:

Document library you are trying to set the anonymous access is configured to allow only read access on the doc lib.

Fix:

Trick is with the Advanced settings.

Document library -> Settings -> Doc lib settings -> Adv settings -> Item-level Permissions -> Read Access -> All responses.

Note: Edit Access can be set any thing.
Show results can be set any thing

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