How to make SharePoint 2013 site collection read only and restrict delete?

sharepoint 2013 make site collection read only
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In this post we will discuss how we can make SharePoint 2013 site collection read only and restrict delete. You can apply locks to a site collection to prevent users from updating content or you can temporarily prevent users from accessing the site collection.

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1. Open SharePoint central administrator and click on Application Management.

2. Then Click on “Configure quotas and locks”, new wizard will be open here

sharepoint 2013 make site collection read only

sharepoint 2013 make site collection read only

3. Select Lock option like below and click on OK.

sharepoint 2016 make site collection read only
sharepoint 2016 make site collection read only

4. Then Open SQL Management studio and connect DB Engine

make site collection read only
make site collection read only

5. Find out DB name of site, CA>Application management> View Site collection and select on site

make site collection read only sharepoint 2013
make site collection read only sharepoint 2013

6. Set SharePoint Content Database in Read-Only Mode, SQL Server Management Studio. Right-click on the database -> Options -> Make database read only -> True

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make-site-collection-read-only-sharepoint-2016.png

7. Now site will show read only like below

steps to make site collection read only sharepoint 2016
steps to make site collection read only sharepoint 2016

Hope this will be helpful.

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