There was an access denied issue that I could not get past with my current test drupal install. I installed another drupal instance with a new db and still get this access denied error trying to get into the Admin area. This is not a cpanel, it is a server that is being setup for me.

Does anyone have ideas I can work through to get this resolved?

Does the admin have any special permissions that it needs to "chmod" etc... areas of the drupal site?


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Are you login as an admin. I mean UID = 1 ? Try to reset the super user password and loggin again.

DRUPAL 6 and below: UPDATE users SET pass = MD5('givememypasswordback') WHERE uid=1; DRUPAL 7 - https://drupal.org/node/1023428

Also check error logs if you think its an internal permission issue.

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