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ok - as sysadmin i have been assigned the  latest title  'Sharepoint expert' and handed what I call a spaghetti install of 2013... and a long list of custom changes to do...

I would like some pointers on a couple of areas....

From what I can make out we have a url www.test.com with ssl which points to a 'portal' root site.

1 ) we have a 'sub site' where all the files and info located,  the portal site is empty.

....is there a way of pointing the url directly to the subsite - so we dont see the empty portal?! were not going to use the portal at all.

subsite:
www.test.com\sites\test

- In IIS the bindings are set by Sharepoint and greyed out so i cant alter the url in IIS.
- I tried entering redirect html code in the portal homepage but it didnt seem to work.
whats the best practice for doing this??


2) Permissions! - help!  

is it best practice to use AD groups? - i am using groups and it doesn't seem to update.
I managed to adjust the AD refresh time in sharepoint from 24hrs to 1min.

We dont want users to be able to edit links or create new pages etc,  they need to be able to view existing pages,  view and edit/save/delete all documents,  we dont want them to edit the site at all or have any Admin access - which group do i need to assign?

is this the Member group?
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Also theres an excel spreadsheet with a data connection back to the SQL server where it pulls the data from,  if permissions are anything less than 'Owner' they dont seem to be able to refresh the power pivot data?   - it fails with permissions errors......
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Hmm, this definitely sounds like a mess.  To be honest you might want to reinstall using best practices from Microsoft.

Here is what the previous guy did wrong.

SharePoint is composed of web applications.  Each web application has a default site collection which is the root site.  Then you can add additional site collections which default under '/sites/'

Each site collection can then have sub-sites which in turn can have additional sub-sites.

When the web application is created, it's very important to choose the correct site collection template because it defines the features available for the entire web application.  You can compensate by resetting the features but it's very challenging.

You can use SharePoint designer to move content from the sub site-collection to the root but it takes time.
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As you say its a mess - in the end I got around this by inserting redirect html code onto the root page.

Removing the various 'edit page' buttons and 'publish page' etc is a nightmare, all has to be done either by css or removing code from the pages - crazy...
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