Unable to upload files or add users. Receiving HTTP 403 Forbidden error

Users were unable to upload files or add users to SharePoint sites. Moreover they received  HTTP 403 Forbidden error message when trying to upload or add users.

Unable to upload files or add users. Receiving HTTP 403 Forbidden error

Fix:

This is a known issue and needs the hot fix http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934793/ applied on the server!

In some cases, another possible cause is: anonymous access might removed from READ permissions of IIS virtual directories. Fire IIS console and fix it.

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack is a SharePoint Architect with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and experiences with the SharePoint community, through his real-world articles!

One thought on “Unable to upload files or add users. Receiving HTTP 403 Forbidden error

  • July 16, 2015 at 12:35 PM

    Thanks for help.
    I am using sharepoint 2013. How can I fix? is thare a Hotfix for SP2013?
    Regars

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