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We are facing a serious problem in related to permission in moss site. The application ends with Access denied page.
I added 5 Users

2 Users as Full Control
2 Users as Add, Edit and View (both Lists and Pages) – using Permissions Levels
1 User as viewer

When Full Control users login the Sub Site opening all pages.
For other 3 users its trows an Error

Error: Access Denied

Current User You are currently signed in as:  user3

The SubSite is Activates all features.

Solution –

Run this below command its work

In Server
Open Command Prompt

C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft Sharedweb server extensions12BIN>

stsadm.exe -o activatefeature -filename ViewFormPagesLockdownfeature.xml -url http://SiteCollectionurl

Reference from Microsoft below

Use lockdown mode

Lockdown mode is a feature that you can use to secure published sites. When lockdown mode is turned on, fine-grain permissions for the limited access permission level are reduced. The following table details the default permissions of the limited access permission level and the reduced permissions when lockdown mode is turned on.


Permission Limited access — default Limited access — lockdown mode
List permissions: View Application Pages
Site permissions: Browse User Information
Site permissions: Use Remote Interfaces
Site permissions: Use Client Integration Features
Site permissions: Open

Lockdown mode is applied to sites under the following circumstances:

  • The Stsadm.exe command-line tool is used to turn lockdown mode on.
  • The Publishing Portal site template is applied to the site collection. By default, lockdown mode is turned on when this template is applied.

Consider using lockdown mode on published sites if greater security on these sites is a requirement. Additionally, if you applied the Publishing Portal site template, determine if lockdown mode is the desired configuration for these sites. If not, use the Stsadm.exe command-line tool to turn off lockdown mode.

The following table lists the Stsadm commands related to using lockdown mode.

Action Command
Turn on lockdown mode for a site collection stsadm -o activatefeature -url <site collection url> -filename ViewFormPagesLockDownfeature.xml
Turn off lockdown mode for a site collection stsadm -o deactivatefeature -url <site collection url> -filename ViewFormPagesLockDownfeature.xml


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