Add audience rules

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-08

Before you perform this procedure, confirm that:

  • You have read the topic Manage audiences.

  • Your system is running either the Standard or Enterprise version of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.


    Audiences managers must have read access to the Shared Services Provider (SSP) administration site, and must have the Manage Audiences permission enabled.

You can add audience rules to existing audiences to change the membership of the audience.

Add audience rules

Use the following procedure to add audience rules.

Add audience rules

  1. On the Shared Services Administration home page, in the Audiences section, click Audiences.

  2. On the Manage Audiences page, click View audiences.

  3. On the View Audiences page, click the audience that you want to edit, and then click View Properties.

  4. On the View Audience Properties page, in the Audience Rules section, click Add rule.

  5. On the Add Audience Rule page, to add a rule based on a user:

    1. In the Operand section, select User.

    2. In the Operator section, select Reports Under to create a rule based on organizational hierarchy or select Member Of to target by group or distribution list.

    3. Type or select the user that you want to use to test this rule. For a Reports Under rule, select the person who is the manager of the users who you want to include in the audience. For a Member Of audience, select the group or distribution list to include for the audience rule.

  6. To add a rule based on a property of user profiles:

    1. In the Operand section, select Property, and then select a property from the menu.

    2. In the Operator menu, select an operator for the property. The operators vary by property, but common operators include = and Contains. Type a value to use when evaluating the property against this rule.

  7. Click OK.