Err Msg: Unknown Server Type MSIIS

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When you list Webs on an Internet Information Server (IIS) computer with FrontPage Server Extensions installed, you receive the following error message:
Unknown Server Type MSIIS
The Event Viewer reports the following error:
Error #50007 Message: Server error: Unknown HTTP server type "msiis".
The Web server continues to serve pages and the extensions seem to be working.


The FrontPageRoot parameter in the [FrontPage 3.0] section of the Frontpg.ini file points to an old or incorrect location.


To resolve this problem, correct the location of the FrontPageRoot parameter. It should look similar to the following:
   [FrontPage 3.0]
   FrontPageRoot=C:\Program Files\Microsoft FrontPage
NOTE: C:\Program Files\Microsoft FrontPage is the default location in which the FrontPage Root is installed.


The FrontPageRoot parameter in the FrontPg.ini file gives the FrontPage Server Extensions the location in which FrontPage (or the Extensions) was installed, which, in turn, tells FrontPage where to install the Server Extensions. If this information is incorrect, then the Server Extensions do not recognize the Web server and the Server Extensions installation fails.

By correcting the location to the FrontPageRoot, the Server Extensions will completely install to the correct Web server.

For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
194381 Err Msg: Unknown HTTP Server Type Msiis


Article ID: 194972 - Last Review: October 10, 2013 - Revision: 1.0
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