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403.3

Write access forbidden

 
  Description  
     
  An attempt was made to write to the web server, but the web server doesn't allow writes to the directory.   
   
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403.3 - Forbidden: Write access is denied.

There is a problem saving the page to the Web site. This error can occur if you attempt to upload a file or modify a file in a directory that does not allow Write access.

 
 
Error messages will differ depending on the web server and if replaced by the web site designers.
 
   
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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 - FaultWire.]

Verify that the IIS permissions and the NTFS permissions are set up to grant Write access to the directory.

(From Description of Microsoft Internet Information Services status codes)
Additional notes for the web server administrator - Microsoft Knowledgebase article 248072.
 
   
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  "403.3 - Write 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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