I am trying to test deployment to my production server.
I have created a new site from a blank project. With a database in an instance of sqlserver express, not in app_data folder as a file but rather as an actual database under localhost/sqlexpress.
I then created 3 simple pages with a blog. One entry. Then i copied the files backup up my database and transferred the files to the life server.
My server is running windows 2003 server software. I have unzipped the files. Restored the DB and given full access to the project folder to the “Network Service” user. I have also recreated the user in my db. I then created the web page in root in iis.
When trying to run the page it fails giving me the: “HTTP Error 403.1 - Forbidden: Execute access is denied.” Error.
I had other asp.net applications running on this server with no problems. Including a DotNetNuke application. The one i will be replacing with sitefinity if i can finally get it to run properly.
Can anyone help? This is really frustrating for me.