Problem with robots.txt

Posted on 2015-01-28
Last Modified: 2015-09-09
I create one


file, within

within the current Win 2008 server, but when I'm to acccess this

I get this error


Internet Information Services 7.5

Error Summary 
HTTP Error 403.4 - Forbidden

The page you are trying to access is secured with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

Detailed Error Information 

IIS Web Core 



Error Code

Requested URL​robots.txt 

Physical Path

Logon Method
Not yet determined 

Logon User
Not yet determined 

Most likely causes: •Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is enabled for the URL requested.
•The page request was made over HTTP, but the server requires the request from a secure channel that uses HTTPS

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Question by:HuaMinChen
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Expert Comment

by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 40574697
If you can access it at, then you have the whole site set up as an HTTPS site.  Your self-signed certificate will be a problem to outsiders.
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Author Comment

ID: 40582331
But the search engine does expect to access this

instead of accessing "https", doesn't it?
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Accepted Solution

Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
ID: 40582740
I don't think it cares.  It will access thru the same protocol as it used to access the main site.
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Author Comment

ID: 40588139
Thanks a lot. Is this

<a href="">Some Page</a>

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the line I should ensure it is existing within robots.txt?
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Author Comment

ID: 40588146
Sorry, please disregard my current reply.

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