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"Error http://myserver:56737/SharedServices1/ExcelCalculationServer/ExcelService.asmx exception: The request failed with HTTP status 403: Forbidden (Forbidden port)" RRS feed

  • Question

  • Im having a problem on a MOSS 2007 farm where if I try & open a spreadsheet in Excel web services I get the error:

    Excel Web Access

    An error has occurred.

    Please contact your system administrator if this problem persists

    And in the Sharepoint logs:

    Error http://myserver:56737/SharedServices1/ExcelCalculationServer/ExcelService.asmx exception: The request failed with HTTP status 403: Forbidden (Forbidden port)

    I restored the SSP, everythings works on the SSP apart from excel web services with this error.

    If I search Google there doesnt appear to be any results for the error ‘The request failed with HTTP status 403: Forbidden (Forbidden port)’ and Im really stumped now.

    If anyones got any ideas much appreciated !

    TIA……..


    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Friday, May 20, 2011 1:29 PM Excel Web Services: - removed from Title. Not necessary. Title already too long. Quotes put around text of error message
    Friday, May 20, 2011 10:39 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    According to your description, in my opinion, the most common is the problem associated with the IIS. The first step in tracking down the source of these 403 errors is to find the relevant IIS log file entries for these requests. You need to know the sub-status code associated with the 403. This is much the same process I described in Troubleshoot a 404. Once you have the sub-status code, you can match it to the status and sub-status code reference in the following Microsoft knowledge base articles. These references describe the common HTTP status codes and their likely causes.

    IIS 7:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943891

    IIS 6:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318380

    Please have a try.

     

    Best Regards
    David Hu

     

    • Marked as answer by Emir Liu Friday, May 27, 2011 1:43 AM
    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 1:35 AM