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FP: Web Permissions Must Be Unique to Be Modified

Article ID: 151351

Article Last Modified on 11/13/2003


  • Microsoft FrontPage 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FrontPage 1.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FrontPage 1.1 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q151351

For a Microsoft FrontPage 2000 version of this article, see 205254.
For a Microsoft FrontPage 98 version of this article, see 194670.


To modify permissions for a Web, the "Use unique permissions for this Web" option must be selected on the Settings tab of the Web Permissions dialog box (on the Tools menu, click Permissions).

When "Use same permissions as root Web" is selected on the Settings tab, Add and Remove are unavailable (dimmed) on all tabs.


When new Webs are created using FrontPage Explorer, their default permissions are the same as the root Web. This means that all users who have rights to the root Web have the same rights on the newly created Web. Therefore, Add and Remove are unavailable, because the root permissions cannot be changed within a new Web.

Unique permissions can be set so that a new Web will not inherit its permissions settings from the root Web. This allows a Web to have unique Administrators, Authors, and End Users, even if you make changes to the permissions of the root Web at a later time.

To assign a unique permissions to a Web, follow these steps:

  1. In FrontPage Explorer, click Permissions on the Tools menu.
  2. Click the Settings tab, and click to select the "Use Unique Permissions For This Web" option.
  3. Click Apply for the changes to take effect.

Once you have done this, Add and Remove will be available and specific Web settings can be set.

For more information about authorizing Web authors, click Microsoft FrontPage Help Topics on the Help menu, click the Index tab, and type:

Authors, authorizing

Double-click the selected text to go to the "To authorize a web author" topic.

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