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I am new to sharepoint and after creating a new web application this is what i'm getting -

The website declined to show this webpage HTTP 403
Most likely causes: •This website requires you to log in.

This error (HTTP 403 Forbidden) means that Internet Explorer was able to connect to the website, but it does not have permission to view the webpage.

I have Anonymous Authorization enabled in IIS and in sharepoint central admin. Does anyone know how to make this work?

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  1. Check the NTFS security permissions on that object (folder/file)
  2. Run "Filemon" (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896642.aspx) on the sharepoint server to find out which AD Object (user/group) are having issues accessing/serving the file.
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I have seen this when the account that acts as the identity for the app pool connected to your SharePoint site is not in the correct groups. Figure out which user is the app pool identity, then add it to the following groups in Computer Management:

  • WSS_ADMIN_WPG
  • WSS_WPG
  • Administrators
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