Setting up Web Deploy is still tricky.
I am getting the following error when I try to publish from VS2013: ERROR_COULD_NOT_CONNECT_TO_REMOTESVC. The remote server return an error: (403) Forbidden.
In this case, I fix it by adding “http://” to server.
In other words, when server is “www.xxxx.com” would get the 403 error, but when server is “http://www.xxxx.com”, then it works.