Feature Activation Error - HTTP 403 Forbidden

When trying to activate the Data Zoom Web Part by clicking on the Activate button in the Site Settings -> Site Collection Features page the following error is displayed:

 This error (HTTP 403 Forbidden) means that Internet Explorer was able to connect to the website, but it does not have permission to view the webpage.

I appreciate any help you can give me.


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    Matthew McBride

    When you activate the Data Zoom Web Part feature the application pool will copy two resource files to your IIS site. I’m guessing your application pool identity is missing access to one or both of the following locations. Can you confirm this?

    Read Access

    Directory: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\CONFIG\Resources

    The DataZoom.resx and DataZoom.en-US.resx files are copied from this directory. Your application pool will need read access to this directory and/or files.

    Write Access

    Directory: [IIS Virtual Directory]\App_GlobalResources\

    The DataZoom.resx and DataZoom.en-US.resx files are copied to the App_GlobalResources directory of each IIS web site zone. Please be sure to enable access for each zone if your Web Application has been extended.

    After granting access please try and activate the feature again.

    Jeremy Luerkens
    Manager, Software Production
    SharePoint Solutions
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