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Search not working on my IIS 5 Web site

I'm trying to get search to work on my IIS 5 Web site (Windows 2000 Server standalone) but I get the error HTTP 403.1 Forbidden: Execute Access Forbidden. What rights do I need to change to get this search to work?

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I'm not sure what application you're using for the search, but it's odd that it requires Execute permissions. Well, if you view the virtual directory that your application lives within, you'll see the option of choosing between Scripts Only and Scripts And Executables. You need to select Scripts And Executables.

It's dangerous to enable executables, so please do read up on IIS security issues: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/prodtech/iis/.

This was first published in January 2004

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