Troubleshooting 403 Response Code


Troubleshooting 403A 403 Forbidden is an HTTP status code returned by a web server when a user requests a resource and the server rejects the request. In other words, the server can be reached, but the server declined to allow access to the page.  The message that most browsers display is misleading. Most people think its related to user access, but there are quite a few causes. In Microsoft IIS its common to see this response when directory listings are denied. Lets look at how to start troubleshooting 403 response codes.

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Script IIS Shared Configuration

As discussed on the Top 10 IIS Configuration Tips article, the Shared Configuration feature is a must have for building web farms with IIS. But let’s look at how we can use Powershell to script IIS Shared Configuration. If we’re building and managing multiple farms or one very large farm, being able to automate the setup will save us time and improve the quality of our setup.

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Troubleshooting IIS Shared Configuration

Bad Data. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80090005)

If your using a Shared Configuration in IIS7 or IIS8 this error message is one of the biggest challenges with the solution. As I mentioned on the Top Ten IIS Configuration Tips articleIIS Shared Configuration is a great solution for creating and maintaining web farms. But the are a handful of errors that can be very challenging to resolve. And if your searching for this or other similar errors you might be in a full panic right now. The good news is I’ve always been able to recover from these errors, it just might take a little back tracking.

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SQL Scripts with Powershell


Needing to run SQL Scripts can be a day to day task for System Administration and DevOps. If you have dozens of SQL Scripts to run this can quickly become a tedious job. Automating this with a Powershell script is an obvious solution. But running SQL Scripts in Powershell is not as easy as it would seem. There’s 3 options available:

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