Access Denied on the site collection after migrating from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010

We have recently migrated from the Moss 2007 to SharePoint Server 2010 and after migration we have several users complain about that they get access Denied error message on accessing parent site collection despite they are having access on the site.

Error: Access Denied on the site collection level, though they have permissions.

SharePoint access denied after migration

Background:
We user to activate a feature in the MOSS 2007 using stsadm -o activatefeature -name “Feature
Name” -url https://siteurl.net/sites/sites, after the site creation to have Branding enabled on it.

After Migration, this feature is automatically activated on the web application level. Hence there is no need to activate it manually to apply standard branding on the newly created site.

Troubleshooting:

  • Checked user permission on the group.
  • Added the user explicitly to the SharePoint group or individually.
  • Removed the user form the site collection and added again.
  • Added the user to site collection admin group.

Note: We have seen Master page Gallery on the site collection level is using the unique permissions.

Whereas it has to be inherent from the site collection.

Resolution:

  • Added the NT Authority\Authenticated Users to the Master Page Gallery with Read permissions.
  • Change the permissions of the site to inherit from the site collection level.
  • Add the NT Authority\Authenticated Users to the style library with Read Permissions.

Applied To:
SharePoint 2010. SharePoint Foundation 2010. SharePoint Server 2013

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