nopCommerce 3.50 Nop.Admin HTTP Error 403.14 - Forbidden

I am not going to tell you how to fix this in Visual Studio 2013/IIS Express 10/Windows 8.1.

Just download the Visual Studio 2015.  It is going to tell you that it needs to turn on "debugging" in Web.config for Nop.Admin.  Since the web server is integrated into VS2015 you won't have to worry about configuring the proper url, etc. for IIS Express...it just works.

...save yourself a lot of time.  Download Visual Studio 2015.

...oh yeah and don't forget the Settings.txt file that goes in your NopCommerce\Presentation\Nop.Web\App_Data directory.  If you are using sql based image storage you shouldn't have an issue (unless you have changed logos, etc.).  If you have...well just ignore it and I will write that up some other time.

...please change your settings.txt file to point to your local backup of the NopCommerce database.  Yeah...it had to be said.