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How to enable the ASP database features without the FrontPage Server Extensions
Article ID: 233018 - View products that this article applies to.
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This article describes how to enable the Active Server Pages (ASP) features on Web servers that are not running the FrontPage Server Extensions from Microsoft.
You can run the FrontPage Save to Database feature and the pages that are generated by the Database Results Wizard on any server that supports ASP and has sufficient database support for the database system that you are using.
Although either FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions from Microsoft or FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions from Microsoft are required to create pages that use the ASP features, FrontPage Server Extensions are not required to run the pages that are generated by the ASP features.
Note We recommend that you install Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.1 for full support on all Web servers that are based on Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows NT, or Microsoft Windows 2000.
Getting Ready to Use the ASP Features in FrontPageBefore you can use the ASP features in FrontPage, you must install the components that are listed in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles. Select the article for the version of FrontPage that you are using:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312638/EN-US/ )FP: What You Need to Use Active Server Pages (ASP) in FrontPage 2000
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318287/EN-US/ )FP2002: What You Need to Use Active Server Pages (ASP) in FrontPage 2002
Create and Publish Your Database Web
TroubleshootingIf the published Web is not an application root, you may receive an error message similar to the following when you browse to a page that uses a database connection:
For additional information about this error message, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
The database connection named 'Sample' is undefined.
This problem can occur if:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/219170/EN-US/ )FP2000: Error Browsing Database Results Pages After Publishing from Disk-Based Web
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/265174/EN-US/ )FP2000: "Connection Undefined" Error When You View an Active Server Page in the Web Browser
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/265323/EN-US/ )FP2000: Database Connection List Is Empty When You View Database Results Properties
292628If the published Web meets all other requirements described earlier in this article, and you do not receive an error message when you submit a database form, but no data is added to the database on the Web server, the error may be suppressed in the ASP code. For more information about this error, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/292628/EN-US/ )FP2002: Database Connection Undefined After Publishing Web
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314440/ )In FrontPage 2003 and in FrontPage 2002, a confirmation form appears, but no information is written to the database
For additional information about the Database command being unavailable in FrontPage 2000, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
232532For additional information about interoperability between FrontPage 2000 database features and Sun Chili!Soft ASP, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/232532/EN-US/ )FP2000: Database Command on Insert Menu Unavailable
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/225204/EN-US/ )FP2000: Using FrontPage Database Features on Servers Running Sun Chili!Soft ASP