Making Your Site Collection Read Only

This is one of those blog entries just to remind myself how to do this rather than Google it. It’s pretty simple.

Go to Central Admin –> Application Management


Under Site Collections, click on “Configure quotes and locks”


Under Site Lock Information, select the Read Only (blocks additions, updates, and deletions)


That’s it, you’re done. Now when a user will see something like the following from the Site Actions drop down menu. A subset of the complete site actions for a non read only Site Collection:



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