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SharePoint 2010 - Adding and Removing Users

This article explains how to add or remove users from a SharePoint site.


You must be a site owner or a site collection administrator to add or remove users.

Adding Users

When adding users to a SharePoint site it is recommend to add a user to a group with the appropriate permissions. If an appropriate group doesn't exist, first create the group and then add the users. See Create a New Group and About Groups and Permissions for more information.

To add users to a SharePoint group

  1. Click Site Actions and then select Site Settings.
  2. Select People and groups under the Users and Permissions heading.
  3. In the Quick Launch, click the link for the group to which you want to add users.
  4. Click the drop-down arrow next to New and select Add users.
  5. On the Grant Permissions dialog type the username of the user to be added and click on the Check Names icon, . If the user is found their name will be underlined, but if the user is not found, a red squiggly line will appear and the username will need to be corrected. If you don't know the username, click the Browse icon, and search for the correct user.
  6. Add additional usernames separated by semicolons.
  7. To send an email to the selected users, leave the checkbox checked. Otherwise, clear the checkbox
  8. Click OK

Removing Users

To remove users from a SharePoint group:

  1. Click Site Actions and then select Site Settings.
  2. Select People and Groups under the Users and Permissions heading.
  3. In the Quick Launch, click the link for the group from which you want to remove users.
  4. Click the checkboxes of the user(s) that you would like to remove.
  5. Click the Actions menu and select Remove Users from Group.
  6. Click OK on the confirmation dialog box.

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Keywords:Collaboration, Permissions, share_point   Doc ID:32615
Owner:Joe M.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2013-08-08 11:23 CDTUpdated:2017-04-11 07:35 CDT
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