"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."
I created a new web site and it if giving error above. It is exactly like another site that works. I even tried pointing it at the same directory (web.config, files, etc). Still doesn't work.
The site will serve htm files, but not aspx files.
The only thing I see different is the handler mappings (in the IIS console). On the site that works, most are enabled. On the one that doesn't, most are disabled, including *.aspx. I don't see how to enable them. Not sure if this is problem or not.
All permissions are the same. IIS_USER has full read/write access.