Article ID: 247677
When connecting to an Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0 Web site, a user may receive the following error message:
403.2 Forbidden: Read Access Forbidden
This error can be caused by a number of things, but the following are the most common:
Be sure that read access is enabled on the site or directory where users are browsing files. If directory browsing should be used (for a file list), then it must be specified on the properties of that directory or site (a default document should not be used to prevent other problems if this is the case).
Article ID: 247677 - Last Review: June 19, 2014 - Revision: 3.0
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