Wednesday, December 10, 2014

SharePoint site suddenly Read Only even for Administrators!

So at some point in time something had happened to our SharePoint 2010 server to cause what appeared to be a total lock down on the SharePoint sites.
It must have been something strange, something weird, who knows what but it resulted in is ALL users, even site administrators and users with full administrative rights unable to do anything!  Nobody could add new documents or edit documents; nearly every single Document or Library option is greyed out!
The fix it would seem is performed via the central administration website for your server.
  1. Central Administration -> Site Collection Quotas and Locks.
  2. Select your site collection
  3. Change the Site Lock Information radio button from “Read-only” to “Not locked”
  4. OK the changes
 SharePoint 2010 Central Administration Site Collection Quotas and Locks Read-only
You don’t even need to reboot or issue an iisreset command.

SharePoint 2010 Service Account Password Change

My SharePoint Farm has multiple application pools including SharePoint Services running.
And each Application Pool is running on different service account.

To check which application pool is running using which service account.

Go to Run >> Type inetmgr. This will open Internet Information Services Manager.

Click on Application Pool and you can see Identity of Application pool which is Service account.
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When we create Application Pool or Application Service and choose new service application pool account, this account

get registered to Manage Accounts under Security.

Path will be Central Administration >  Security > Manage Accounts

We can see here are all service accounts are registered.

If you want to Check password of service account you can check using PowerShell command.

Open Windows PowerShell Module from All Application Program.

type below PowerShell Command.

Get-WmiObject –Namespace root/MicrosoftIIsV2 –Class IIsApplicationPoolSetting –Property Name, WAMUserName, WAMUserPass | Select Name, WAMUserName, WAMUserPass

and it will show all passwords of particular service account name.


This will help you in case you forget your AppPool Service Account password.

Now, we will change password of service account which is running a web application name Tesst – 

And you can see
the service account name is spdev\testpass and password is P@ssw0rd3

For changing password of spdev\testpass  go to Central Administration > Security > Manage Accounts
look for spdev\testpass and edit.

Now check box named Change Password Now and select Set account password to new value.
enter new password and click on ok.

To confirm password is changed or not you can run above PowerShell script.


Install and Configure SharePoint Server 2013 step by step

Install and Configure SharePoint Server 2013 step by step
In this blog post I am covering all basic required steps of
SharePoint 13 installation. And have divided this in 4 parts.

1) Install Windows Server 2012 and Active Directory configuration.

2) Install SQL Server 2012.

3) Install and configure SharePoint Server 2013 .

4) Configure SharePoint Server Service Applications

Managed Metadata Service Application
Search Service Application
User Profile Service Application
5) Create your first web application on SharePoint Server 2013.

Installation and configuration of Windows Server and SQL server
have done more specific to build SharePoint Server farm prospective.

For example, Permissions given to Service accounts during
installation of windows server. Installation of SQL server and SharePoint Server have done by

specific service account.
If you have any query, please post comment.


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