I copied production down to the staging (create) in the operations console, but now when I go back to the production environment and go to configure application it says it is in read-only mode and to contact a administrator.
If the below is the actual error you are getting than follow these steps to fix it:
1. Launch OpsConsole.
2. Go to Tenants tab.
3. Click on Edit Properties link for the Production Tenant.
4. Uncheck the option labeled "Metadata Locked" and Save.
5. Re-launch the application and go to Configure Application.