stop a database from serving requests... but not the instance

I want to take a database offline.  there are mulitiple databases on this sql instance.  I don't want to detach the database and i don't want the other databases in the sql instance to be affected at all.

the database that needs to go offline needs to not allow users to connect at all
i have sql 2008 and another server running sql 2012.
how can i accomplish this?

Thank you
jamesmetcalf74Asked:
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Phillip BurtonDirector, Practice Manager and Computing ConsultantCommented:
Disable the users, or Change maximum number of connections to 0.

Or, simplest, back it up with NoRecovery.
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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
Or right click on the database and select the option to take database offline
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