Monday, August 20, 2007

How to remove farm administrators permissions from a site?

A friend asked me how can we remove farm administrators from having permissions on a specific site. Removing the permissions from the site collection and the site itself just did not work - the users who were farm admins could still browse the site and do whatever they want to it.
The answer was that in central admin, under "applications" there is a link: "Policy for web application" which allows you to set permissions at the web application level. It turns out that the farm admins have full permissions there for the application, and until you remove them from there, they will be able to go into any site in the web application.

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