SharePoint By Yagya Shree

SharePoint 2013: Site in Read only mode

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SharePoint site is  in read only mode & the following message would show up when users browsed to the site.
“We apologize for any inconvenience, but we’ve made the site read only while we’re making some improvements.”


When we Go to “Site collection Quota & locks” in Central Admin & here is how the Status looks like. It is locked as “Read only” & all settings are grayed out.



The way to clear this flag is use the ClearMaintenanceMode method. Here is how it can be done via SharePoint Management Shell

# $Admin = new-object Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPSiteAdministration(‘http://<Site Collection URL>)




Written by bajiraoshinde

April 25, 2016 at 8:48 pm

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