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Sharepoint 2010 permissions not working

My manager decided today he wants to be a farm admin on the Sharepoit 2010 because he wants to look at everyones permissions.  So I made him a farm admin.  He has all of the permissions I have.  But he still is denied when he tries to check the membership and permissions of the site.  I don't know what to do.  Please help.
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Hello,

As a farm admin he does not necessarily have the permissions required to see group members. Some groups may be set up so that just the group members can view group members.

group settings
To override that you need to make him a site collection admin.

In each site collection go to the site settings and add his name to the Site collection administrators.

 site settings
After that, he will be able to see members of all groups.

cheers, teylyn
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jtennysonAuthor Commented:
I'm not getting the option for Site Collection Administrators
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
As I wrote above:

>> In each site collection go to the site settings

Where are you looking? You need to go to the root site collection and open the site settings. If you don't see that option, you're on a site, not a site collection.
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
If you are in a site, you should see this (but only if you are a site collection admin yourself):


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jessc7Commented:
He only needs Farm Admin if he is going to be doing configuration work on the SharePoint Farm.

My recommendation would be to take him out of the Farm Admin group, and create a User Policy at the Web Application level, and grant him Full Access:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff608071.aspx

This will essentially give him "Owner" rights on every site within the web application. He should be able to see security rights then.
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jtennysonAuthor Commented:
I will try that in the morning
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jessc7Commented:
How did it go?
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jtennysonAuthor Commented:
I'm sorry.  Things have been crazy.  I will have an answer on Monday.
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jessc7Commented:
No problem! Just wanted to check in. Have a good weekend.
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jtennysonAuthor Commented:
One more day
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jtennysonAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much.
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