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VS2010 solution getting 403 Forbidden error

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I've been developing an application using Visual Studio 2010. I've been using FireFox 24.0 as my browser running VS's IIS dev server. It was running fine before a company policy procedure meant I had to change my computer name.

After restarting, I get an error 403 Server Error in '/' Application.

I first checked my IIS settings and made sure the service was running. When that didn't help, I chose another browser by default. The application ran as normal which points to some security setting on FF. I cleared the cache and cookies and other things but nothing I've tried works.

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Does it work in other browsers, like IE or Chrome?

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You can check the Web Console (Firefox/Tools > Web Developer;Ctrl+Shift+K) for errors and possibly the Browser/Error Console (Firefox/Tools > Web Developer;Ctrl+Shift+J) as well.

Which error message do you see?

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Yes, it works in Chrome

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Server Error in '/' Application. HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden. Version Information: ASP.NET Development Server

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Dont know if it will help, but if you still have the problem then check if there is a manual proxy setup in Firefox.