Scenario: The user has Full Control to a SharePoint Document Library, however when the user tries to create a list template they see an Access Denied error, similar to the one below.
This could be related to MOSS 2007 or SharePoint 2010 and maybe SharePoint 2013 too.
Solution: User needs Design rights on the List Template Gallery found under Site Settings > List Template Gallery.
- Create new Permission level with ‘Manage Lists’ and ‘View Items’ options checked under ‘List Permissions’. Also, check the ‘View Pages’ and ‘Open’ permissions under ‘Site Permissions’.
- Go back to Site Settings > Site Permissions and create a new custom group. Leave the group empty.
- Go back to the Site/List Template Gallery > library permissions and click ‘Grant Permissions’. Bring up the directory window and type the name of the custom group you created in the previous step.
- Select the ‘Grant users permissions directly’ radio button and check the new Permission level created above.