Sharepoint site restore fails to return permissions settings

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The restore of a deleted Sharepoint site to its original location may not restore the permissions as set originally.  The permissions may come back as simply inheriting the parent container instead,

Error Message

Error writing file data

Debugging the restore job on the Sharepoint server will show the following entry in the SPSWrapper debug log file:

Exception in processing roleassignment user id 4Ex You cannot grant a user the Limited Access permission level.


Workaround:  After restore, manually reinstate the permissions settings.

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This issue is currently under investigation by Symantec Corporation. Pending the outcome of the investigation, this issue may be resolved by way of a patch or hotfix in current or future revisions of the software. However, this particular issue is not currently scheduled for any release.  If you feel this issue has a direct business impact for you and your continued use of the product, please contact your Symantec Sales representative or the Symantec Sales group to discuss these concerns.  For information on how to contact Symantec Sales, please see Please be sure to refer back to this document periodically as any changes to the status of the issue will be reflected here.

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