SharePoint Error: “Access to this Web site has been blocked. Please contact the administrator to resolve this problem.”

While trying to get a site collection in browser, It gave me this error: “Access to this Web site has been blocked. Please contact the administrator to resolve this problem.”

Access to this Web site has been blocked. Please contact the administrator to resolve this problem

Root cause:
I understand, the site collection is being locked out! Wanted to unlock it by going to the Central Admin website. Central Administration > Application Management > Site Collection Quotas and Locks and select Not locked. But that also resulted in an error.

access to this web site has been blocked 2

Hmm… SharePoint doesn’t allow me to unlock the site via Central Admin.

Solution:

Unlock the site collection using STSADM
stsadm -o setsitelock -url <site-collection-url> -lock none

Unlock the site collection using STSADM

Yeah, This resolved my issue and got the site back.

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack is a SharePoint Architect with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and experiences with the SharePoint community, through his real-world articles!

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