Sophos for Microsoft SharePoint: Access denied error messages displayed

  • Article ID: 113053
  • Updated: 08 Mar 2011

Dashboard and configuration page display Access denied error messages when accessed. This includes access by various combinations, for example, local/remote Sophos for Microsoft SharePoint website and when local/remote server are selected.

This is a permissions issue, and occurs when the administrator who installed the products is no longer a member of the relevant admins group.

Known to apply to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)
Sophos for Microsoft SharePoint 2.0.0
Sophos for Microsoft SharePoint

Operating systems
All supported operating systems.

What To Do

This is as designed.

However, if you want to check that this is the actual reason for the error, you should perform the following checks:

  • Check that the administrator and the service accounts used by Sophos for Microsoft SharePoint still are members of the Sophos for Microsoft SharePoint administrators group that you supplied during the installation.
  • Check that you don’t have authentication failures e.g. caused by time synchronisation issues or domain controller issues.

If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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