I am trying to understand the cause of this 403 Forbidden Error on my SharePoint Dev machine.
When I installed SP on my Win7 box I added myself as the Application Pool Identity that runs Central Admin. So to fix this I created a new sp_AppPool account on my machine. First attempt to access the site indicated the Farm Config db could not be reached. I then gave SQL Server access with Read/Write/SecurityAdmin rights to the Farm Configuration DB. Then I started getting 403 Forbidden Errors. I gave read/write access to the wss folder in wwwroot - still 403. I then gave read/write to the 14 folder - still 403. I then added sp_AppPool as Admin and it still gives 403.
Looking for reasons so any help would be appreciated.