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SharePoint 2013 Edit vs. Contribute Solution

18 April, 2014 (18:29) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

I recently wrote an article about how Microsoft added a new permission level called Edit that allows people to modify more things than the old contribute permission level. The solution is simple – change the permission level of the member group to Contribute and then delete the Edit permission level.

I wrote a PowerShell script that will enumerate all your web applications, site collections, and webs to change the setting for you.

You can either run it against all web applications or for a specific site. You can download the script here.

Once you have the script loaded, you can run it in the following two ways:

All Web Applications, Sites, and Webs

Measure-Command {
    Get-SPWebApplication  | Fix-PLEditContribute
}

Specific Site/Webs

Measure-Command {
    Get-SPSite http://test/sites/site | Fix-PLEditContributeSite
}

Enjoy!


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