Enabling Personalisation on Portal Area pages


I made the following statement in yesterdays post:
         "....much like you can enable on any area of the Portal if you like (Hmmm...idea for another post!)"

So how do I give someone in the "Portal Members" group rights to create a personal view of a given SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Area page without granting rights to modify the "Shared View"?

Well, you need to modify the underlying Template in the files system.

Open the following file:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\60\TEMPLATE\1033\Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server\default.aspx

Then look for the following text:

<WebPartPages:WebPartZone runat="server" AllowPersonalization="false" FrameType="TitleBarOnly" ID="TopZone" Title="Top Zone" Orientation="Vertical"/>

Then change “AllowPersonalization” to "true" instead of "false." You will need to do this on all the Area page templates and all the zones where personalization is desired.

** UPDATE **
You should also review the following KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;830425

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