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I've got very strange issue on one of our site collections. It's basically a simple site on SP 2010 Foundation with 1 document library and some folders with broken inheritance. It was created as root site in web app (e.g. http://appname.domain.com/)

Site has also several unique permission levels and ~10 groups that have different access to folders in document library. Nothing complex.

After 1-2 months something went wrong and suddenly ALL users, including site collection administrators are experiencing several limitations:

  • nobody can add/delete files (even with explorer view)
  • nobody can add people to groups,
  • nobody can set/change permissions on objects,
  • nobody can add/edit permission levels,
  • nobody can edit group settings

The site is practically unusable by now, so we recreated identical site in the same web app (as a http://appname.domain.com/sites/something)

Anybody seen this kind of behavior?

Have a nice day :)

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May be site collection is set to read-only from central administration.

you can check the same on central administration

CA > Application Management > Site Collections section > Configure Quotas and Locks > Select site collection > check if it is set to Read Only

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Reference: All sites are read only, even for site administrators

  • bingo! I wasn't aware of that option (usually i'm site collection admin rather than farm admin). Big Thanks! – Krzysztof Palikowski Sep 10 '15 at 9:26

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