Website shows error 403 Access forbidden on Windows

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2016-11-16 13:22:26 UTC

Modified:

2017-08-16 16:38:55 UTC

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Website shows error 403 Access forbidden on Windows

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 11.x for Windows
  • Plesk 12.0 for Windows
  • Plesk 12.5 for Windows

Symptoms

Website shows error:

Error 403: Access forbidden

Cause

  • Default document was disabled in IIS
  • Permissions are not properly set for domain's vhost directory

Resolution

  • Make sure default document is enabled in IIS at IIS > Sites > example.com - Default Document

  • Repair domain permissions:

    "%plesk_bin%"\\repair.exe --reconfigure-web-site -web-site-name example.com
    The web server for the example.com website was successfully reconfigured.
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