Running Perl on Windows hosting

Related documents:

  1. How to get more detailed errors from IIS
  2. Error message when you visit a Web site that is hosted on IIS 7.0: “HTTP Error 403.19 – Forbidden”
  3. HOW TO: Configure and Test a PERL Script with IIS 4.0, 5.0, 5.1, and 6.0

When trying to run a Perl script on your Windows hosting running IIS7 on Windows 2008, you might see this error message:

HTTP Error 403.19 – Forbidden

The configured user for this application pool does not have sufficient privileges to run CGI applications.

Here is a screen capture of it:

HTTP Error 403.19 - Forbidden

HTTP Error 403.19 - Forbidden

If all you see is a “403 – Forbidden: Access is denied.”, then you probably don’t have Detailed Errors enabled. See related document [1].

The fix? Get an Arvixe staff member to set the value of the Impersonate User property in the CGI settings to false. See Method 2 in related document [2].

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