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Error message when you visit a Web site that is hosted on IIS 7.0: "HTTP Error 403.3 – Forbidden"
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You have a Web site that is hosted on Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0. When you visit the Web site in a Web browser, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
Server Error in Application "application name"
HTTP Error 403.3 – Forbidden
Description: Access Is Denied.
Error code: 0x80070005
This problem may occur because you do not have the Write permission for the folder of the virtual directory or for the folder of the Web site.
To resolve this problem, follow these steps: