Sharepoint People Picker control issue: The control is not available because you do not have the correct permissions

This is an issue that we faced in one of our client sites where in only the people in the specified group or administrators could see the SharePoint people picker control added on the form.

For all the other users, the control was not visible and kept on giving the error:

"The control is not available because you do not have the correct permissions".


The reason we found was that the SharePoint group that the people picker has been pointed to use has had its permission for read access incorrectly configured. The problem is that the default group setup in this case is incorrect.


Go to the “shared with” and “advanced” screens to select the correct group.

Once in the group settings screen

Change the Who can view the membership of the groups to Everyone


This should resolve the access isues.


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Thank you, very helpful. This helped resolve my error.


This solved my issue!

Perfect - I was so stuck on this! Thank you!

Hi Thank you for this!! it was such a revelation for me! I've been working with SharePoint for the past 10 years + and never had a requirement for a people picker field to read a specific group so all people picker I've ever created where reading "every person". Only recently I had this requirement and realized what the significance of the "Who can view the membership of the group?" setting. Thanks once again!

Very helpful!! THANKS!!!!

Finally; that was the problem. Been searching for weeks. Thanks!

Thanks, it was really helpful.

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