Monday, July 14, 2014

Hosting ASP.Net MVC app in Windows 8 IIS 8 - HTTP Error 403.14 - Forbidden

Recently I was trying to run an ASP.Net MVC application in my new Windows 8 environment. When I run the application from visual studio, I got the below error.

HTTP Error 403.14 - Forbidden

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

It was silly as the Windows 8 by default don't support pre .Net 4.0 versions also we need enable programming support explicitly.

First We need to enable it in
Control panel -> Turn windows features -> .Net framework 3.5(includes .Net 2.0 and 3.0) in case the project is targeting older version.

Also we need to enable ASP.Net development support too. Go to  Control panel -> Turn windows features -> Internet Information Services-> World wide web services -> Application development features and enable ASP.Net 3.5 and 4.5 based on the project target.

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