We are running SP2013 and having often problems after deploying and creating a new site.

When the solutions are deployed, we create a site with powershell or from central admin with de new deployed WebTemplate.

When we open the site we get one of the following errors:


  • The website declined to show this webpage HTTP 403 Most likely causes: This website requires you to log in. What you can try: Go back to the previous page.

  • The HTTP request to 'xxxx/SecurityTokenServiceApplication/securitytoken.svc' has exceeded the allotted timeout of 00:00:00. The time allotted to this operation may have been a portion of a longer timeout

Often after we got the error and we refresh the page the site will load and work properly, but sometimes loading of the site takes forever and a reboot of the server is needed.

  • what's your server's specifications? Apr 24, 2013 at 9:24
  • It's a development server that is running virtual. OS is Windows Server 2008 R2 with 24GB memory and 4 cores
    – Remko
    Apr 24, 2013 at 9:30

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