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The Web server is configured to not list the contents of this directory

In IIS 7 on server 2008  or Server 2012 and IIS 8 when you try to browse a site that is hosted in IIS 7 or IIS 8 you see the error message below.

HTTP Error 403.14 – Forbidden.The Web server is configured to not list the contents of this directory

iis 7 error

iis 7 error 4.-3.14 – Forbidden

As the error says this is an issue with directory listings being disabled. To allow browsing of the website folders in iis7 then follow this guide on how to enable directory listings in IIS 7

IT Solution

OK, so go to administrator tools and launch Internet Information Services Manager (IIS Manager ).

Once there open up your server on the left hand column, expand until you get to your site that you cannot see a directory listing of.

iis directory listing

iis directory listing

Once selected, on the right hand side you will see a ton of icons, double click Directory Browsing under the IIS option.

iis directory browsing

iis directory browsing

Now you are in the directory browsing applet, on the far right hand side click enabled to turn this feature on.

enable directory browsing iis7

enable directory browsing iis7

You will then get the option to enable other features. Go to a command line and enter IISRESET, and this is now done

Tags: IIS

Allen White

Allen is a Consultant for ITPS in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

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    shudluck singh

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    Module DirectoryListingModule
    Notification ExecuteRequestHandler
    Handler StaticFile
    Error Code 0x00000000
    Requested URL http://localhost:1182/
    Physical Path D:\VisProj\hey\hey
    Logon Method Anonymous
    Logon User Anonymous
    Request Tracing Directory E:\Users\Shudluck rajput\Documents\IISExpress\TraceLogFiles\HEY

    i am getting the same error and tried out everything …is anything more except this . so please let me know

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