Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Site Collection Admin Can't Delete or Change Site

The SharePoint farm administrator (or site collection administrator) can't delete or make changes to a specific site.  When trying to delete the site, the error message is that the user doesn't have permissions.  When trying to modify settings, the error message is: You need to be a site collection administrator to set this property.

The site is locked.

Go into Central Admin unlock the site.  (In SharePoint 2007: Application Management, Site Collection Quotas and Locks.  Choose the site and then pick Not locked.  Click on OK.)
Then, delete or change the site normally.

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