In this post we will discuss how to resolve the access denied issue when user tried to activate or deactivate the SharePoint server publishing feature. The user who was trying to activate was having full control permission is site collection as well as sub site.
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The user was having full control in the sub site as well as in the site collection, but still when the user was trying she was getting access denied.
The user should be a site collection administrator to activate or deactivate the feature on the subsite.
Or The user should be a part of “Hierarchy Managers” group for the site collection that contains the subsite.
Then only the user will be activate or deactivate feature.
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