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HTTP 403 Error in IIS

Posted on 2007-08-09
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I'm new to IIS and trying to run a sample on my XP Pro. Created a folder in wwwroot and when trying to open http://localhost/ etc... I'm getting this:

The website declined to show this webpage HTTP 403 Most likely causes: * This website requires you to log in. What you can try: Go back to the previous page. More information This error (HTTP 403 Forbidden) means that Internet Explorer was able to connect to the website, but it does not have permission to view the webpage. For more information about HTTP errors, see Help.

Any ideas?
Question by:drotkopf
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Expert Comment

ID: 19666333
It sounds like it might be permissions on the folder you created.  Go into the folder's properties and add anonomous users, everyone, and any other group you can think of.  Grant permissions, and see if it works, if it does change/remove pemissions one at a time untill the problem returns.

I find it easier to troubleshoot these issues if you make the security permissive, then more restricive incrimentialy.

Author Comment

ID: 19666447
Thanks. That was not the issue, but through that I was able to list the contents which showed me I had forgotten about defualt.aspx.

Accepted Solution

starmonkey earned 1500 total points
ID: 19666814
no problem

Author Comment

ID: 19670433
I then also discovered where to specify to go to defualt.aspx when not entered as part of the url. Thanks.

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