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Last post Aug 18, 2008 05:03 PM by Esmith236
Aug 14, 2008 05:22 PM|LINK
I'm still yet probably over my head on this one.
1. I uninstalled all of Visual studio componets of 2005.
2. I installed the new visual studio 2008 express. VB, VWD, SQL, Plus a Windows installer update.
3. The installation went very smooth although long.
4. I had to recreate my SQL tables via VWD which went well. I populated it with a couple of records.
5. I set up a web site. Did the form work via formview and its datasources and templates. (Lots of work) It went very well.
6. Now the big test. Do a build which worked flawlessly.
7. Submitted the page to Interner Explorer.
8. Bang! I"m dead. Got the old "HTTP error 403". Any experience with this message?
I did all the research I could via Microsoft and other places on the Internet. This is where I am over my head.
Anything with respect to this message and Visual Studio 2008 Express?
My blood pressure reflects my anxieties!
Aug 14, 2008 05:55 PM|LINK
What do you mean submitted to Internet Explorer? Did you hit F5 or viewing the page in IE?
I think the easiest thing you could do is to hit F5 and debug it...
Aug 15, 2008 07:45 PM|LINK
I'm suddenly getting this problem today on my machine. I am unable to debug in the VS web server nor in IIS, I keep getting error 403. I just upgraded to Visual Studio SP 1 yesterday and things were working fine then all of a sudden these erros started
and now I can't get any work done for the last 5 hours. First I thought something got currup in these folders so I got a new copy of my work in a new folder from svn but the problem is the same.
I'm running VS 2008 Pro SP 1 on Vista 64bit.
I guess I'm going to try uninstalling SP1 of VS and see what happens.
Very frustrated I am behind in my work and now this.
Somebody please help if you can.
Visual Studio 2008
Aug 15, 2008 08:55 PM|LINK
Did you check that iis default user has access to the database?
Aug 15, 2008 08:56 PM|LINK
Did you upgrade the remote debugger?
Links here if you need it
Hope it helps
Aug 15, 2008 09:43 PM|LINK
I've tried uninstalling and re-installing IIS, VS 2008 SP1, and just now at your suggestion I uninstalled the remote debugger and then re-installed it from the separate download but still the same problems. I can't get it to open a page in the debugger
using the VS Web Server no way no how. I pull down the same solution on an older slower xp machine and it works fine.
So I try a few things to see about getting it working in IIS
1. If I try to just get it working in IIS using (All Unassigned) localhost without the debugger I get the same 403, same if I try 127.0.0.1, same if I try the specific ip 172.16.0.101
2. If I delete the web site then add it again and configure it to use a specific ip initially instead of all unassigned it works, it serves the app, everything is fine but I can't debug. If I try to set VS to debug using the ip address it says it needs to
create a virtual directory but then it can't. So I try editing my hosts file and point localhost to my specific ip 172.16.0.101 and again it works in the browser but can't run in the debugger. If I set it back to all unassigned it doesn't work and then to
get it working again I have to delete the site and create it with a specific ip as the initial setting, just changing from All unassigned to a specific ip doesn't work.
I had been working for several hours this morning with no problems and then this 403 happened and now it won't go away. I know there was a big windows update last night, I can't help but suspect that as a factor, but something is really hosed.
Any other suggestions much appreciated.
Aug 15, 2008 09:58 PM|LINK
omg! I just figured it out, how embarrasing is this. I have a custom http module that bans ip addresses based on certain errors that indicate hacking. Apparently it banned my local addresses due to errors when I was debugging. So my own code was making
the 403 happen.
aargh it was all my own fault [:$]
Thanks for trying to help me,its been one of those days.
Aug 16, 2008 12:36 AM|LINK
Talk about lost! I seem to have very little control with VS 2008. 2005 had a sql management process that gave quite good control over my databases. No such thing in VS 2008 You mention iis default user. I see nowhere to give access to the database other
than what was given at install time. I searched my entire disk drive for any instance of iis and only found an iis.inf burried in Windows. Is there any help here or should I abandon VS2008? I would appreciate any advice.
With grateful thanks,
Aug 16, 2008 11:49 AM|LINK
Glad to hear you got it fixed, always the best errors to find.
Aug 16, 2008 11:52 AM|LINK
For a good guide to setting up ASP.NET and SQL take a read of
You should have no problems working with 2008 should just be the same as 2005 but better.