HTTP Error 403.14 - Forbidden when you open an IIS webpage

HTTP Error 403.14 - Forbidden when you open an IIS webpage

 

HTTP Error 403.14 - Forbidden

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

Most likely causes:

  • A default document is not configured for the requested URL, and directory browsing is not enabled on the server.

Things you can try:

  • If you do not want to enable directory browsing, ensure that a default document is configured and that the file exists.
  • Enable directory browsing using IIS Manager.
    1. Open IIS Manager.
    2. In the Features view, double-click Directory Browsing.
    3. On the Directory Browsing page, in the Actions pane, click Enable.
  • Verify that the configuration/system.webServer/directoryBrowse@enabled attribute is set to true in the site or application configuration file.

 

Solution

 

To resolve this problem, follow these steps:

  1. Start IIS Manager. To do it, select Start, select Run, type inetmgr.exe, and then select OK.
  2. In IIS Manager, expand server name, expand Web sites, and then select the website that you want to change.
  3. In the Features view, double-click Default Document.
  4. In the Actions pane, select Enable.
  5. In the File Name box, type the name of the default document, and then select OK.

 

2021-10-03