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Access Denied when trying to give read only access to team site.

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 11, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

I am using a Team Site template with a custom master page for my SharePoint site.  I am now trying to setup a group of users that only have read access to the site.  The site is not inheriting permissions from the parent site and the users are setup with Site Visitor access on both the site and the customer master page.  The problem I am running into is that when I try to access the site with one of the read only accounts, I receive an error that the current user's access is denied.

Am I missing some other areas where I should have changed permissions?
Is there a different way I should have done this?

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