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let somebody see everything on all sharepoint sites, but not change anything

I need to add a user to Sharepoint 3.0 that can see down into all the sites, regardless of if the sites have locked down permissions that aren't passed down from up above.

We do not want them to be Site Collection Administrators, because we don't them to change something on accident, but because they are exec, we want them to be able to see all the sites; into them.
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Hello,

>> regardless of if the sites have locked down permissions that aren't passed down from up above.

that won't fly. If you have broken the permission inheritance, then these sites will not inherit any new groups or permission levels that you set up in the parent site.

You may have to add the new user manually as a viewer to each site/list/library with unique permissions.

cheers, teylyn

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BryceRichertAuthor Commented:
What about Use Policy for Web Application in Central Admin? and grant Full Read permissions there?
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jessc7Commented:
BryceRichert is right. Create a read policy and assign the user at the web application level.

Manage permissions through policy (Windows SharePoint Services)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc287853(office.12).aspx
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jessc7Commented:
Oh - BryceRichert is the original poster - ha!

Yes, you are on the right track. Use a Web App Policy to assign read only rights. It will override the permissions at the site and list/library so they can view all information,
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BryceRichertAuthor Commented:
This worked, we didn't want to do it until verified. Thanks.
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