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Locking Sharepoint Site Collections while virtualising

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I want to prevent all users except administrators ./ designated testers from accessing SharePoint while i Virtualize and Test. Can anyone advise how i would do this ?

WSS and MOSS2007.
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Question by:paologiorgio
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by:Justin Smith
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Remove URL's from DNS.  Then use HOSTS file entries on your servers/workstations to access the sites.
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Or if you want to get fancy, use IPSec rules to only allow connections over port 80/443 from certain IP's.
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Yagya Shree earned 500 total points
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For MOSS/WSS

- Open Central admin
- Go to Application management
- Site Collection Quotas and Locks
- change the site address on the right to the site collection of your choice
- now choose

Lock status for this site: [As per your requirement]

Not locked
Adding content prevented
Read-only (blocks additions, updates, and deletions)
No access


- Done
-Revert back to Not locked once completed your testing
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by:Justin Smith
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For the record, if anyone finds this answer while searching on Google, this solution makes the site Read Only for all users.  It doesn't prevent users from accessing the site.  If you truly want to prevent general users from accessing the sites (without adjusting site level security), follow the first two suggestions.
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by:Yagya Shree
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Hi ACH1LLES,

Long time since we had chat. Kindly like to update you that No access option present in my answer will prevent user from viewing the site completely giving them IIS message HTTP 404

You can try this in your environment and verify.
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by:Justin Smith
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Correct, but how at that point would selected users or admins navigate to the site?
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by:Yagya Shree
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Right, that is why there are other options on the locking the site for different settings and situation specific requirements

Not locked
Adding content prevented
Read-only (blocks additions, updates, and deletions)
No access
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