Friday, February 18, 2011

Error 403 Access Denied/Forbidden error message


Let us see how to fix Error 403 Access Denied/Forbidden error message when trying to access the Windows Update Web site
1.      Disable Security, Download Assistant, or Web Accelerator Software:
·        Disable any third party software that fits a description in the following list:
·        Ad Removal programs
·        Web Accelerators
·        Download Assistants
·        Security software such as "At Guard" or "Net Zip"
·        Antivirus Software

   Try to connect to the Windows Update site. If you still cannot connect, try the next resolution.
2.      Edit the Hosts File and install a New Scripting Engine
   Note: If you are using 64 bit version of Windows, type %systemroot% \SysWOW64\drivers\etc.

·     Click Start, click Run, type %systemroot% \system32\drivers\etc, and then click OK.   Rename the hosts file to hosts.bak.
·        Create the new default hosts file.
·        Right-click an open space in the %WinDir%\system32\drivers\etc folder, point to New, click Text Document, type hosts, and then press ENTER.
·        Click Yes to confirm that the file name extension will not be txt.
·        Open the new created hosts file in a text editor, for example, in the Notepad.
·        Copy the following text to the file:


For Windows XP or Windows Server 2003

# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
#      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # source server
#       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # x client host

127.0.0.1       localhost

For Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

# Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
#      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # source server
#       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # x client host

127.0.0.1       localhost
::1             localhost

        

                    

               For Windows 7

 # Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
#      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # source server
#       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handle within DNS itself.
#       127.0.0.1       localhost
#       ::1             localhost

To install a New Scripting Engine:


      ·        Visit the Microsoft Web site and download appropriate link for your version of Windows.

Note: STE56en.exe (for Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, and Windows NT) or Scripten.exe (for Microsoft Windows 2000 and Microsoft Windows XP)

·        Click Download (located at the right side of the page).
·        Click Save to Disk and save the file to the default location.
·        Double-click the icon located on your Desktop.
·        Restart your computer, and then visit the Windows Update Web site.
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