Solved

Sharepoint 2007 - Vacation workflow approval isn't working

Posted on 2015-02-10
7
40 Views
Last Modified: 2015-08-16
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?
0
Comment
Question by:kevin_buchanan
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:tapiwab
ID: 40603025
hi

Have you tried giving the test account admin rights not full control
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:kevin_buchanan
ID: 40603059
Admin rights? For what? Where would I apply the admin rights?
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:tapiwab
ID: 40603077
ref to this link on  Add site collection administrators section

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262265(v=office.12).aspx
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:kevin_buchanan
ID: 40609970
Okay I checked, and a site admin can update the list and process the workflow.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:kevin_buchanan
ID: 40632289
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?
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
kevin_buchanan earned 0 total points
ID: 40925615
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!
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:kevin_buchanan
ID: 40931618
The reason for accepting my own comment, was that NO ONE was able to provide a workable answer.  ...my work around, well - it works!
0

Featured Post

Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

We had a requirement to extract data from a SharePoint 2010 Customer List into a CSV file and then place the CSV file into a directory on the network so that the file could be consumed by an AS400 system. I will share in Part 1 how to Extract the Da…
I thought I'd write this up for anyone who has a request to create an anonymous whistle-blower-type submission form created using SharePoint 2010 (this would probably work the same for 2013). It's not 100% fool-proof but it's as close as you can get…
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…

631 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question