Friday, November 20, 2009

Windows Server 2008: Active Directory Protection From Accidental Deletion


When you create an Organizational Unit (OU) or security group in Active Directory, there is checkbox titled, "Protect container from accidental deletion." If you create the object with this check box marked, then you have to follow special steps if you would like to delete that OU in the future.

If you attempt to delete the object while it is protected, then you will receive the error, "Active Directory Domain Services. You do not have sufficient privileges to delete object, or this object is protected from accidental deletion."


1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.
2. Select the root domain, "company.domain.com."
3. From the menu bar, select "View" and "Advanced Features."
4. Navigate to the OU you would like to delete.
5. Right-click, properties.
6. Select the "Object" tab.
7. Uncheck the option, "Protect object from accidental deletion."
8. Now the object is no longer protected. You can proceed with deleting the object.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

SharePoint 3.0: Allowing SharePoint RSS Viewer Web Part to Read SharePoint RSS Feeds


SharePoint RSS Viewer Web Part does not display RSS feed from SharePoint list or library.

After configuring a SharePoint RSS Viewer Web Part to display an RSS feed from a SharePoint RSS list, you receive the error, "The RSS webpart does not support authenticated feeds."


Configure anonymous access on the list which is serving the RSS feed.

Enable anonymous access for the Web Application containing the list which is serving the RSS feed.
- Central Administration > Application Management > Application Security > Authentication Providers > Edit Authentication
Edit Authentication > Anonymous Access: Check "Enable anonymous access"
- Edit Authentication > Click "Save"

Enable anonymous access for the site collection containing the list which is serving the RSS feed.
- Site Collection > Site Actions > Site Settings Site Collection Settings > Advanced Permissions
- Advanced Permissions > Settings > Anonymous Access
- Change Anonymous Access Settings > Anonymous Access: Select "Lists and Libraries"

Enable anonymous access for the list which is serving the RSS feed.
- List > Settings > Permissions for this List > Settings > Anonymous Access
- Assign the "Read" or "View Only" permission level to the Anonymous User


Holmes, T. (2008). Enabling Anonymous Access in SharePoint 2007. Retrieved November 19, 2009 from http://blog.tylerholmes.com/2008/01/enabling-anonymous-access-in-sharepoint.html.

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