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Site Collection Administrator and Recycle Bin

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 30, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Hey everyone,

I would like to know if it iwas possible to block the site collection administrator from accessing the site collection recycle bin.



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