Error (403) Forbidden When Creating Distribution Package

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    Verified Product Versions

    LANDESK Management Suite 2016.x

    Purpose

    This article will walk through resolving a common reason for the error "(403) Forbidden" when creating a distribution package with an http path for the primary file.

     

    Problem

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    Cause

    Directory browsing not enabled in IIS for virtual directory.

    Validate this by opening a web browser on the machine hosting the primary file, enter the path into the URL bar, and you will get HTTP Error  403.14 - Forbidden.

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    Solution

    Enable directory browsing by selecting the virtual directory under Default Web Site in IIS.

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    Note: Reference the following Microsoft support document on HTTP status codes if get get a different error besides 403.14 in a web browser.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/943891/the-http-status-code-in-iis-7.0,-iis-7.5,-and-iis-8.0