Using DeliverPoint, you can report and manage SharePoint Permission Inheritance from several locations in the DeliverPoint product. Users from within the SharePoint list or library can visually see via the DeliverPoint inheritance icon which folders or items have unique or inherited permissions. A report from the ribbon can also be run to display items including nested items within folders that have broken Permission Inheritance.
From within the DeliverPoint page, you can produce broken permission inheritance reports, and also see visually from the treeview those sites whereby the permission inheritance has been broken.
Understanding where permission inheritance has been broken is key to managing SharePoint permissions effectively. Simply clicking Share on multiple documents can break permission inheritance and assign direct permissions which makes performance and permissions management difficult when users move on from the organization.
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