Wednesday, September 3, 2008

HTTP Error 403.2 - Forbidden: Read access is denied

Today I encountered this stupid error on my server all of a sudden. A virtual website threw the stupid error message, while the others were still working fine.

The only clue I could find from the system admin was that he recently installed the crappy SharePoint stuff from M$.

After hours of searching on the internet, I finally found the solution to my problem here:
Basically what happened was that the SharePoint installer screwed up some hidden metabase property named AccessFlags. On my server it was changed to 30215. I needed to change it back to 519 for it to work again.

What can I say? M$ sucks. As always!