FP98: Registration Form not Supported on IIS Web Server

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If you try to use the Registration Form Handler in FrontPage 98 on a Web site running the Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) or Microsoft Personal Web Server, you may receive the following error message when viewing the properties of the page:
This server does not support registered end users.


Internet Information Server and Microsoft Personal Web Server do not allow users to register through a browser for access to a Web.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.


IIS requires that all users, authors, and administrators of a FrontPage Web have valid Windows NT accounts. User accounts can only be created by a Windows NT administrator using User Manager. The HyperText Transport Protocol (HTTP) does not support creating user accounts.

When you create a registration Web, you ask the server to create and update a list of registered users based on input from HTTP browsers. IIS is not designed to support the creation of registered users without creating a corresponding Windows NT account.

For additional information about how to create a registration page for use with Web servers that support this feature, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
194156 FP98: How to Create a Registration Web


Article ID: 194452 - Last Review: October 10, 2013 - Revision: 1.0
  • Microsoft FrontPage 98 Standard Edition
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