Error message when you visit a Web site that is hosted on IIS 7.0: "HTTP Error 403.14 - Forbidden"

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SYMPTOMS

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 403.14 - Forbidden

HRESULT: 0x00000000

Description of HRESULT : The Web server is configured to not list the contents of this directory.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the Web site does not have the Directory Browsing feature enabled, and the default document is not configured.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, use one of the following methods.

Method 1

To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
  1. Start IIS Manager. To do this, click Start, click Run, type inetmgr.exe, and then click OK.
  2. In IIS Manager, expand server name, expand Web sites, and then click the Web site that you want to modify.
  3. In Features view, double-click Directory Browsing.
  4. In the Actions pane, click Enable.

Method 2

To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
  1. Start IIS Manager. To do this, click Start, click Run, type inetmgr.exe, and then click OK.
  2. In IIS Manager, expand server name, expand Web sites, and then click the Web site that you want to modify.
  3. In Features view, double-click Default Document.
  4. In the Actions pane, click Enable.
  5. In the File Name box, type the name of the default document, and then click OK.

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Article ID: 942062 - Last Review: September 21, 2007 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.0
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