Problem Adding Multiple People to Portal Area List

Problem Adding Multiple People to Portal Area List

Post by Hollis D. » Thu, 15 Dec 2005 01:06:33



What is happening is that you are selecting one person from the list, clicking
Add, which puts that person in the list, you are then going back and selecting
a different person from the list, clicking Add, which clears the Add table, and
adds the second person.
Assuming you are working from the advanced button, what you should be doing, is
holding down the control key and selecting all the people you want from the
list, then clicking Add, to get all of the selected group into the Add list,
then click OK. Now you can go back with a different start of name, select
more, choose Add, and then OK, until you have all you want.

Hollis D. Paul [MVP - Outlook]
XXXX@XXXXX.COM
Mukilteo, WA USA
 
 
 

Problem Adding Multiple People to Portal Area List

Post by Dean » Thu, 15 Dec 2005 05:45:21

When I try to add more than one person (using the Select a Person from
Active Directory) form, the 1st person I added gets replaced when I select a
2nd person. Has anyone else experienced this problem? Is there a fix?

 
 
 

Problem Adding Multiple People to Portal Area List

Post by Hollis D. » Fri, 16 Dec 2005 17:26:44


OK. I may not have been on the same form. What form are you looking
at? How does one get there?

Hollis D. Paul [MVP - Outlook]
XXXX@XXXXX.COM
Mukilteo, WA USA
 
 
 

Problem Adding Multiple People to Portal Area List

Post by Dean » Sat, 17 Dec 2005 00:07:59

Hollis, thanks for instructions. I do not see an "Advanced" button on this
form, could you tell me where it is located?
 
 
 

Problem Adding Multiple People to Portal Area List

Post by Hollis D. » Sat, 17 Dec 2005 05:31:34


That is not enough. I went to my Portal's site settings, and don't recognize
anything that says Select a Person, nor on the WSS Admin pages nor on the
SharePoint Central Admin Pages. This thing is Maze. You have to specify your
starting point and all the function vectors that you click till you get to
your page. If you have bread-crumbs at the top of the page, that is generally
a complete path to where you are.

So you are starting Portal Home Page -> Site Settings -> ?

Or SharePoint Portal Central Admin Pages for Server -> ?

Or are you in the AD Users and Computer application?

Hollis D. Paul [MVP - Outlook]
XXXX@XXXXX.COM
Mukilteo, WA USA
 
 
 

Problem Adding Multiple People to Portal Area List

Post by Dean » Sat, 17 Dec 2005 06:16:30

Its title Select A Person -- Web Page Dialog. I clicked Manage Content, Add
Person, and then Select Person from Name and Description section,
 
 
 

Problem Adding Multiple People to Portal Area List

Post by Hollis D. » Sun, 18 Dec 2005 03:58:35


Well, that is a revolting operation, isn't it? Yes, it appears that that
dialog only lets you add one person at a time.

The way around this is to define an AD group in the AD Users and Computers
applet on the SharePoint Portal box, or other server box. (I expect that you
can get access from a workstation, but I don't know how to do that.) Then
define a group for your audience. You can probably name it something like
ManagerAudience. Then you can add as many users as you like to that group,
and the selection wizard does have the Advanced Button there. Now, back at
that crippled user selection dialog, add the group, and all the group members
will be added.

Hollis D. Paul [MVP - Outlook]
XXXX@XXXXX.COM
Mukilteo, WA USA
 
 
 

Problem Adding Multiple People to Portal Area List

Post by Dean » Sun, 18 Dec 2005 05:58:28

Sorry, try the following in a Topic Area, Click Edit Page from the Actions
pane, then Edit Page, then Manage Contents, then Portal Listings, then Add
Person
Thanks for your efforts.
Dean