Exporting SharePoint Users, Groups and Permissions

Sep 23, 2009 at 12:43 PM


I want to export SharePoint groups, users and permissions from one machine to another. As mentioned in the articles, I have tried "Include Security" option with value "All" and "UserInfoDateTime" option with value "ImportAll". This worked only in case of full site export. When I exported only one SharePoint list, then groups and users got imported but no permission was imported. I had also created a new role on source site. That also did not get imported.

As per the MSDN article “When an export/import operation includes users, the exported XML file always includes the full list of users for the Web site ( SPWeb), even if only a list is selected within the Web site for export.” (Reference : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms430980.aspx ). But somehow it is not working. It seems that Roles and Role Assignment information is not getting exported in case of selective content migration.

Do you have any idea how we can get this working?