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403.1

Execute access forbidden

 
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  A web page requires running some code on the server (which is common), but the server is not correctly set up.

For example, a web page has an extension of ASP (Active Server Page) indicates the server will need to run code on the page, but an incorrect setup prevents the server from running the code.
 
 
   
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403.1 - Forbidden: Execute access is denied.

You have attempted to execute a CGI, ISAPI, or other executable program from a directory that does not allow programs to be executed.

 
 
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This issue can only be fixed by the web site owner.

 
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You might notify the webmaster about the issue. Include the error number and the address (URL) where the error occurred along with any other relevant details.

Many sites use an email address in the form webmaster@sitename.com where you replace sitename.com with the web sites address (don't include a www). Keep in mind with the amount of spam, they may use a different address and/or it might get ignored. Check the websites' contact information to get reliable contact information.

 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 8-Oct-2008
 
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[The following is written for the web site owner, so "you" referrers to the site owner/administrator, just to keep it confusing! - FaultWire.]

The following are two common causes of this error message:

You do not have enough Execute permissions. For example, you may receive this error message if you try to access an ASP page in a directory where permissions are set to None, or you try to execute a CGI script in a directory with Scripts Only permissions. To modify the Execute permissions, right-click the directory in Microsoft Management Console (MMC), click Properties, click the Directory tab, and make sure that the Execute Permissions setting is appropriate for the content that you are trying to access.

The script mapping for the file type that you are trying to execute is not set up to recognize the verb that you are using (for example, GET or POST). To verify this, right-click the directory in Microsoft Management Console, click Properties, click the Directory tab, click Configuration, and verify that the script mapping for the appropriate file type is set up to allow the verb that you are using.

(From Description of Microsoft Internet Information Services status codes)
Additional notes for the web server administrator - Microsoft Knowledgebase article 942065.
 
   
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  "403.1 Execute access forbidden" is only supported by Microsoft IIS (Internet Information Services) web servers.

The four hundred series of errors indicate something was sent to the remote web server incorrectly.
 
     
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