How to prevent site creation RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello

    If I lock the site in SharePOint 2003, using Central Administration > Site Collections > Configure Quotas and Locks > Site Lock Information and select "Adding content prevented". Will user still able to create the new site, please advise.

    Actually I want to lock the site where user can only see the site but not able to add content nor event able to create the site.

    PLease advise what is the best option to lock the site as well as prent the site creation also.



    Monday, January 28, 2013 3:21 PM


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  • When you set the Site lock as: Adding content prevented, Still users will be able to update the existing site content! But they will not be able to create any new content including new sites. Setting it to "Read-only" instead of "Adding content prevented" is more relevant.

    Read More:  Site Collection Locks in SharePoint

     You can Remove the "Site Owner" Access in order to prevent users from creating new sites!

    Monday, January 28, 2013 3:58 PM
  • Salauddin

    Thanks for reply. As I mentioned earlier I am looking for solution in SharePoint 2003 and in SP2003 there is no "Read Only" option. SP2003 only have following options

    • Not locked to unlock the site collection and make it available to users.
    • Adding content prevented to prevent users from adding new content to the site collection. Updates and deletions are still allowed.
    • No access to prevent users from accessing the site collection and its content. Users who attempt to access the site receive an error

    I tested Adding content prvented, but user can still able to create.

    How can I remove Site Owner access?

    Any other options to prevent user to allow site creation.



    Tuesday, January 29, 2013 7:53 AM
  • Hi,

    Then just  Add the Users to the Visitors Group and not anywhere else and those choices will not be available to them... Visitors can only Read..

    If necessary to remove the current site owners just Modify the Site Ownership to another Account...


    Ivan Sanders My LinkedIn Profile, My Blog, @iasanders, Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2013.

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 2:01 AM
  • Hi,

    In addition to Ivan, see the below article to know more about SP 2003 permission:


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    Friday, February 1, 2013 10:54 AM
  • Hi Avi ,

    Please let us know if your issue is resolved so we can either provide further assistance or  close the post as completed, or else I am always reminded the issue has not been resolved..


    Ivan Sanders My LinkedIn Profile, My Blog, @iasanders, Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2013.

    Sunday, February 3, 2013 12:50 AM