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

Today I was trying to run a simple web service that I had deployed on IIS, I kept getting the following error message while opening the web service with a browser.

HTTP Error 403.14 – Forbidden

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

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Here is what I did to get it working !

Step 1 : Open the IIS

Step 2 : Find the “Directory Browsing” option in the feature view of the web service application.

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Step 3 : As seen in the screenshot below, enable the “Directory Browsing” option

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Step 4 : Test again. It should work now. (worked for me atleast :P) Hope this helps you too :)

About Yasser Shaikh

Hello, I am a Web Dev, employed with Media.Net where I primarily work on ASP.NET MVC and Angular JS based developement.

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