MOSS Report Library Security

I was having a problem getting users with the Read permission level (view only) set to access reports I had deployed to the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Report Library (Reporting Services is running in SharePoint integrated mode). It turns out that I had versioning turned on the Report Library and I hadn't published the reports to a major version...oops.

I decided to just turn off versioning for the entire Report Library. I did this instead of forcing someone to publishing each report after a deployment, which would be really time-consuming. As soon as I disabled versioning, the users with Read permission levels were able to access the report.

Anyway, just remember to either (a) publish your reports after you deploy them to a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Report Library, or (b) turn off versioning for the Report Library, so your read-only users will still be able to see the reports.


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Aaron Hursman
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