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Sharepoint 2007 - Vacation workflow approval isn't working

Posted on 2015-02-10
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I am using Sharepoint 2007 and the Microsoft Vacation template 'add-on'.    A lot of our department use this template - but suddenly, it has stopped working for all new sites that we create using this template.  My account (as system admin) can approve the new vacation requests, so I  know that the workflow is working - but - I can' t delegate the permission to anyone else.

I used the following steps to setup/create the site:
* I create a new site based on the "Absence and Vacation Schedule" application template.
* I used unique permissions.
* I add  my "test account" into all 3 groups (Member/Visitor/Owner).

I used the following steps to re-create the problem:
* I used the "test account" to create a new vacation request
* My account can approve the vacation request
* I used the "test account" to create another new vacation request
* The "test account" is unable to approve the vacation request.

The "test account" is prompted to request access, so I click the link to request access, and "my account" receives the account.  I click on the link to Grant access, and I am able to grant access.  The interesting part - is that it is granting access on the Workflow permissions....which isn't inherited.  

After I grant access, the "test account" is still unable to approve the request.

As a test - I forced the Workflow permissions to inherit from the parent - but I still get the same results.

...I've tried everything I can think of.  I'm not a SP expert, but I've used it several years and this has really got me stumped.  How do I troubleshoot permission access?  I've added the "test account" a the site owner, and that account still can't approve the vacation request.

...any ideas/suggestions?
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hi

Have you tried giving the test account admin rights not full control
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Admin rights? For what? Where would I apply the admin rights?
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ref to this link on  Add site collection administrators section

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262265(v=office.12).aspx
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Okay I checked, and a site admin can update the list and process the workflow.
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so - this thread is dead...and no one can answer.  

sharepoint - you can love it or hate it.  For what it does well - well, is good!  ...but its the things it doesn't do well that "pulls a big vacuum".

...anyone have any other suggestion, or suggestion for a different intranet CMS system?
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I found my own answer.  The parent site permissions have to be applied to the child (vacation) site.  In other words, the vacation site can NOT have unique permissions.  

...but, I can create an empty parent site and move the vacation site under the 'empty-parent-site', and modify the permissions of the empty parent site.  as long as the vacation site inherits, it works.

...stupid sharepoint...but whatever, this trick works!
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The reason for accepting my own comment, was that NO ONE was able to provide a workable answer.  ...my work around, well - it works!
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