Monday, April 16, 2018

SharePoint 2016: 403 Forbidden Error on Connecting to Site after Move


Logged onto farm CA server, and then executed the following commandlet to move all site collections in one database to another:
Get-SPSite -ContentDatabase [SourceDatabaseID] | Move-SPSite -DestinationDatabase [DestinationDatabaseID]
followed by an IISRESET. Then tried connecting to the site again to verify that it is operational.  On connecting, experienced a 403 Forbidden error presented in the browser.


  • Execute IISRESET on the farm server hosting the content web application.


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