SharePoint 2007: Title, Description & Properties page inaccessible even with full permissions

A recent job change has taken me back to playing with SharePoint 2007. Whilst it took some getting used too, I’ve quickly gotten back into the swing of things. Until something peculiar happened.

Even with full permissions I wasn’t able to access the Title, Description, and Properties page. I had full site collection rights and everything looked like it was in place. I was stumped.

I tried direct linking it via its layouts page (_layouts/prjsetng.aspx) and it worked. The page let me straight in.

After a little poking about, it seems that a previous SharePoint CU applied to the farm had the side effect of disabling access to this page via the Admin GUI in Site Settings. I’ve yet to ascertain which one it was but I’ll be sure to post an update if I find out which one it was.

So, lesson for today. Even if SharePoint says NO, try direct linking via the _layouts page if you think you should have access to something. It may just work.


Updated – Approve or Reject multiple items in a SharePoint 2010 list

Very nice solution for SharePoint 2010 bulk approval.

Ian Ankers's SharePoint Blog

I’ve updated the solution which allows for multiple items to be approved or rejected in a SharePoint 2010 list.  The original post can be found here.

The original solution was built to serve a specific purpose but due to the comments received I’ve now updated it to be more generic and made the following improvements.

  • The solution will work for almost any list or library.
  • It supports language packs and will be fully localised.
  • The source code is available.
  • The ribbon button will only appear if you have rights to approve items.
  • Resolved an issue with the modified by field appearing as the System Account.
  • Changed the way the button appears in the ribbon to use Tooltips.

These are the links to the compiled solution and the source code.

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