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I am running a wordpress blog (3.4.1) on iis 7.5 with php manager 5.3.13.

I cannot configure correctly the 404 page. I have created a 404 page which can be successfully viewed through /404.php.

When a request for a page that does not exist is submitted, a 403 error message (with status code) is shown instead of my 404.php page.

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closed as off topic by toscho Jan 5 '13 at 5:06

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There're not too many people running WP on IIS and - to be honest - IIS is pretty wired. Have you already searched the iis archive? – kaiser Oct 4 '12 at 11:46
This is really a Windows IIS question. A 403 error is completely different than a 404. 403's mean there is a permissions, access or security problem with the 404 template file or the way IIS is handing 404's. support.microsoft.com/kb/943891 – markratledge Oct 4 '12 at 13:00

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