• First I Took a BackUp of a Site Collection Using CentralAdmin->BackUp & Restore ->Granular Backup-> Perform a site collection backup

  • Then I Restored the Backup File named test.bak into Another Web
    Application Using below PowerShell Command

Powershell Command :

Restore-SPSite -Identity http://sample:43883/ -path C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\bkup\test.bak

After Restoration I am trying to access that restored Web Application http://sample:43883/

It displays HTTP 403 Forbidden and The website declined to show this webpage

1 Answer 1


We had this issue many times, In our cases.

The fix was, Make sure site is not locked. For some reason, SharePoint restore process put a Lock on the Site collection which causes this issue.

Could you please check this from Central admin > application management > Configure Quota and Locks...On this make sure your site is not locked.

  • Hi Waqas , I checked Your answer and My Site is not locked. Any other Solution .? Apr 27, 2016 at 7:49

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