CGI errror in (only in) IIS 6.0 server 2003

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Mon Jan 9 08:33:29 EST 2006

David Wahler wrote:

>> I got these errors:
>> HTTP Error 403.1 - Forbidden: Execute access is denied.
>> I already have execute access on the directory.
>> Can anyone help me?
> This is an IIS configuration issue, and has nothing to do with Python.
> You will probably get much better responses if you post it in a more
> appropriate group -- a quick search of Google Groups turns up
> microsoft.public.inetserver.iis and
>, to get you started.

checking the IIS documentation may help:;en-us;318380

    (scroll down a bit for the section that explains common causes for
    the 403.1 message)

the IIS faq page may also be helpful:

    HTTP 403.1 Forbidden: Execute Access Forbidden


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