HTTP403 Error caused by server update: August 11, 2020-KB4569746 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 4.8 for Windows 10 version 1607 and Windows Server 2016

Cathal (ext) 1 Reputation point
2020-10-13T10:57:48.333+00:00

When the update 2020-08 was installed on our Windows 2016 server we were unable to access a system on the server for a number of days. We encountered the HTTP403 error whenever we tried to access the system. Once we reset the server to a state prior to the update the access to the system was back. I'm wondering if this was a common problem with this update? What element of the update would have caused the HTTP403 error?

Note: We are not 100% sure whether it was the 2020-08 update, it may have been a previous version. Nevertheless, any info on what could cause a HTTP403 error from these types of errors would be greatly appreciated. Also, access to the system is granted through Okta Authentication. Would this have caused an issue?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. MotoX80 30,826 Reputation points
    2020-10-13T15:08:14.92+00:00

    Analyze the HTTP error logs in C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\HTTPERR.

    What about the system eventlog and the IIS logs themselves? What errors do you find in them?

    Install the updates on a test machine first to verify functionality before you update production servers and impact end users.

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  2. Joy Qiao 4,876 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2020-10-14T08:03:12.453+00:00

    @Cathal (ext) Hi Cathal,

    Thank you for your reply.

    After discussed with IIS engineer, we think your issue is more related with IIS, so we recommend to create a new thread on IIS forum. They have more resources for you.

    Microsoft IIS forum:
    https://forums.iis.net/

    Bests,

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