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The website declined to show this webpage - error 403

May 1, 2010 at 9:45 PM

Hi Guys.

i am hoping someone could me. I have just installed Windows Server 2003 SP2, IE8 and all current service packs and patches. I have installed IIS and i have installed BlogEngine as per all the documentation i could find.

When i goto http://localhost/blogengine for the first time i get the follwing message

The website declined to show this webpage

Can anyone let me know what i need to do in order to fix it so that i can start to configure my BlogEngine

Many thanks in advance


May 1, 2010 at 11:46 PM

I'm guessing permissions need to be setup on the folder BE is installed in.  The permissions would be given to the user account the application pool is running under (usually Network Service account on W2K3).

If you get stuck, there's quite a few hits for this error message on Google.

May 2, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Thanks for the reply.

The issue was that i needed to add Default.aspx to my list of documents. Once that was in place it was golden