How to create a group inside other Group while creating Sharepoint Permissios?

Posted on 2009-12-24
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hi, i want to create a group 'abc dept group' inside 'company group', i want to add some people to those both groups. I want to provide "Contriute" permission to "Company Group", hope that will be applied to the "abc dept group", i am not getting any "Folder" kind of icon after  creating group inside other group. How to do this, do anybody can guide me?
Question by:ravibabub
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    Expert Comment

    you cant create a sharepoint group with in a sharepoint group

    what you need to do is create each group separate

    then on the site add each group and give each the contributor permissions.

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    Accepted Solution

    The only way to do that is to create AD groups and use those groups within your SharePoint groups. As mccarthybri points out a SharePoint group cannot contain another SharePoint group.
    Security is looked at from a content perspective and not from a group perspective, meaning that you can give people permissions on content but you can't have people inheriting permissions from other groups, you can only inherit permissions from content that is higher in the information architecture.

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    Thanks...nice article

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