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Sharepoint 2010

I am trying to give someone access to a subsite only.  It seems when I do this it adds them to the main page.  Is there a way to give access to only one location and they can log infrom that direct link?
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If you grant a user/users permissions to a subsite or a document library (and they do not have permissions to the parent), it will automatically give them limited access to the parent.  The reason limited access exists  is because if you have a library or subsite that has broken permissions inheritance, and you give a user/group access to only that library/subsite, in order to view its contents, the user/group must have some access to the root web. Otherwise the user/group will be unable to browse the library/subsite, even though they have rights there, because there are things in the root web that are needed to render the site or library. Therefore, when you give a group permissions only to a subsite or library that is breaking permissions inheritance, SharePoint will automatically give Limited Access to that group or user on the root web.

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is there a way to do this but block their view to other locations somehow?  

Any chance a policy would help?
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Limited access is a bit confusing because this permission level is only used to allow a user to traverse the site in order to access the items on which they have explicit (at least read) permission access. Traverse  doesn't mean browse the site, it's only used to avoid triggering the credentials prompt when accessing the ressource.

To "block their view" you could break inheritance on your parent and use unique permissions on your lists/libraries/pages/sites (permissions levels would need to be higher than read

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I see, it does add this user to limited access giving them view access to the top levels of the sites.  On the doc library site, they would get contribute, but all others how do I set limited access to no view access?

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I did break inheritance in this one location
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Here's an a couple articles for your reading pleasure.  If I had more time, I would walk you through it, but I'm running late.  

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263239.aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288074.aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262690.aspx