SharePoint 2007 403 Forbidden error when accessing a specific application window.
Posted on 2007-10-05
I have been on this site and on other web forums trying to find the answer to a strange problem I am having. I have two SharePoint 2007 sites that are producing very inconsistent results of this error.. When trying to edit a web part on a site and attempting to add a hyperlink to a document in a document library on SharePoint (selecting the browse button to open a Web Page Dialog page to choose the document to link), I simply get a blank web page dialog page that says 403 FORBIDDEN. On one site (production) I am able to access this links web page dialog page as either an administrator, an approver with full control, and a page editor with page editing control. On the other SharePoint site (development), I am able to access the same page with full control as an administrator in the owners group, but I am unable to see it (I get the 403 error) as either an approver with full control or a page editor with page editing rights. I have tried uninstalling the asp.net hot fix on the server (928365), I have looked as WSS 3.0 , IIS 6.0 and permissions in MOSS 2007 and in Windows Server 2003 but can not pin point the exact problem why I keep getting this error. I would appreciate any help or advice anyone may have.