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Blocked File Type This setting is also available under General Security in the Security
category. It allows you to set the list of file extensions that are blocked by default for the selected
web application. This setting is per web application and affects all site collections within it.
This setting is also covered in Chapter 10.
The box that opens when you click the Blocked File Type button contains a simple text list of
file extensions that will be blocked automatically from being uploaded to any library in the
selected web application’s sites. To remove an extension, delete it from the list. To add one,
just insert it. Keep in mind that this process is very rudimentary; SharePoint does not check
beyond the file extension in terms of blocking uploads. If a user changes the extension of an
otherwise blocked file to one that is acceptable, it will not be blocked from uploading.
User Permissions To do anything in a SharePoint site, users must have permission to do so.
SharePoint permissions can be set to be available to be applied or not available for all sites in
a selected web application from here. This box lists all the user permissions possible,
organized by List Permissions, Site Permissions, and Personal Permissions. This is a useful list if
only to familiarize yourself with what users can and cannot do. Also keep in mind that there
are certain permissions that depend on other permissions to function, so if you enable them,
those other permissions are enabled by default.
To remove a permission from being applicable within a selected web application, just clear
its check box and click the Save button at the bottom of the form box (Figure 11.10). That will
ensure the permission will not be available to anyone in any of the sites contained in the web
For considerably more details about user permissions, see Chapter 12.
Permissions form box