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I'm using the Feature Admin Tool to discover faulty features on my SharePoint 2010 farm. However, when I click the "Find Faulty Feature in Farm", it throws this error:

An error has occured!
System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))

   at Microsoft.SharePoint.Library.SPRequest.GetAllWebsOfSite(String bstrUrl, Object& pvarWebs, Object& pvarWebIds, Object& pvarParentWebs, Object& pvarLangs, Object& pvarTitles, Object& pvarUIVersions, Object& pvarFlags, Object& pvarWebTemplates, Object& pvarConfigurations, Object& pvarMasterUrls, Object& pvarCustomMasterUrls)

   at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite.SPWebCollectionProvider.GetWebsData(String[]& strNames, String[]& strServiceRelUrls, Guid[]& guidWebIds, Int32[]& nLanguages, String[]& strTitles, String[]& strDescriptions, String[]& strCreationTimes, String[]& strModifiedTimes, Boolean[]& bUserIsWebAdmins, Int32[]& nWebTemplates, Int16[]& nProvisionConfigs, Int16[]& nMeetingCounts, Int32[]& nUIVersions, Int32[]& nFlags, String[]& strMasterUrls, String[]& strCustomMasterUrls)

   at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPWebCollection.EnsureWebsData()

   at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPBaseCollection.GetEnumerator()

   at FeatureAdmin.FrmMain.btnFindFaultyFeature_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
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I'm admin on the box and on SharePoint, as well as on the farm. Any thoughts as to why it throws this error? Thanks.

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Do you have any site collections which are in any of the following state within Central Administration > Application Management > Site Collection Quotas and Locks:

  • Adding content prevented
  • Read-only (blocks additions, updates, and deletions)
  • No access

You may need to change it to the Not Locked state before running the tool.

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