Plesk and sites are showing HTTP Error 403.2 - Forbidden on Windows

Created:

2016-12-12 03:41:30 UTC

Modified:

2017-08-08 13:43:16 UTC

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Plesk and sites are showing HTTP Error 403.2 - Forbidden on Windows

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 12.5 for Windows

Symptoms

Plesk and websites show the following error:

HTTP Error 403.2 - Forbidden
You have attempted to view a resource that does not have Read access.

Enabling Failed Request Tracing shows warnings:

MODULE_SET_RESPONSE_ERROR_STATUS
Warning
ModuleName="IIS Web Core", Notification="MAP_REQUEST_HANDLER", HttpStatus="403", HttpReason="Forbidden", HttpSubStatus="2", ErrorCode="Access is denied.
(0x80070005)", ConfigExceptionInfo=""

SECURITY_DENIED_BY_ACCESS_FLAGS
Warning
CurrentFlags="512", NeededFlags="1"

Cause

Access flags for handlers are incorrect.

Resolution

Check if Read access in IIS > Handler mappings (server-wide) > Edit Feature Permissions ... is enabled. If it is not, enable it and refresh the Plesk page.

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