>Audiences and AD Security Groups

>When creating an audience it is possible to use the member of [name of security group] to define the members of the audience. This works quite well apart from a couple of gotchas.

Some of the menu items are restricted via audience and if a user is added to the security group which controls the audience membership then it takes a couple of additional steps for the user to be added into the audience.

These steps are:-

  • Perform an incremental profile import
  • from the SharePoint central admin server start a command prompt and change directory to your c:\program files\common files\web server extentions\12\bin folder
  • type “stsadm -o execadmsvcjobs”

This will update the membership details of the security group and then push out that information to each of the site collections. When experimenting with this, if the stsadm command was not run then the user interface menu item would not appear.

Cheers

Simon

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