Friday, December 14, 2012

To Lock or Unlock a site collection by using Central Administration

TO LOCK A SITE COLLLECTION

1. Verify that you have the following administrative credentials. 
      • You must be a member of the Site Collection Administrators group for the site collection.

2. In Central Administration, click Application Management.

3. On the Application Management page, in the Site Collections section, click Configure quotas and locks. The Site Collection Quotas and Locks page opens.

4. If you want to change the selected site collection, in the Site Collection section, on the Site Collection menu, click Change Site Collection. Use the Select Site Collection page to select a site collection.

5. On the Site Collection Quotas and Locks page, in the Site Lock Information section, select one of the following options:
     •Not locked: To unlock the site collection and make it available to users.
     •Adding content prevented: To prevent users from adding new content to the 
       sitecollection. Updates and deletions are still allowed.
     •Read-only (blocks additions, updates, and deletions)
       To prevent users from adding, updating, or deleting content.
     •No access: To prevent access to content completely. 
       Users who attempt to access the site receive an access-denied message.

6. If you select Adding content prevented, Read-only (blocks additions, updates, and deletions), or No access, type a reason for the lock in the Additional lock information box.

7. Click OK.

TO UNLOCK A SITE COLLLECTION


1.Verify that you meet the following minimum requirements: See Add-SPShellAdmin.

2.On the Start menu, click All Programs.

3.Click Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products.

4.Click SharePoint 2010 Management Shell.

5.At the Windows PowerShell 2.0 command prompt, type the following command:
      Set-SPSite -Identity "<SiteCollection>" -LockState "<State>"

Where:
•<SiteCollection> is the URL of the site collection that you want to lock or unlock.
•<State> is one of the following values:
Unlock: To unlock the site collection and make it available to users.
NoAdditions: To prevent users from adding new content to the site collection. Updates and deletions are still allowed.
ReadOnly: To prevent users from adding, updating, or deleting content.
NoAccess: To prevent access to content completely. Users who attempt to access the site receive an access-denied message.


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