Description of FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions Service Release 1.1

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SUMMARY

All Web administrators who host Web sites extended with the FrontPage Server Extensions and those running client software should download and install the appropriate Service Release 1.1 (SR1.1) Web Release update to the FrontPage Server Extensions for the appropriate operating system and Web server.

FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions Service Release 1.1 contains all of the latest updates made to the server extensions since the release of Microsoft Windows 2000 and should be used instead of any other release, including the Office 2000 Service Release 1. FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions SR1.1 is available for both the Microsoft Windows and UNIX platforms.

For details about the issues addressed by SR1.1, see the lists of issues and their resolutions in the Windows or UNIX update lists below.

Additional Resources

For additional information about this topic, please see the MSDN Web Workshop - Microsoft FrontPage Web site.

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Issue affecting:Resolution:
Administration
  • When you administer the FrontPage Server Extensions by using the Microsoft Management Console of Internet Information Server 4.0, the MMC administration for Server Extensions is no longer unavailable (dimmed).

  • Provisioning a Web site by using the MMC-based administration no longer appears to hang between the first screen of the wizard and the second screen. This problem would get progressively worse as new virtual servers were added.

Components
  • The Include Page component now ensures uniqueness of image map names when the included pages contain image maps with the same name. This no longer causes hotspots to be incorrect.

  • Confirmation Field bots on custom confirm pages now display the form field entry when used with save to database pages.

  • In unique circumstances, when a slash is added to a bot, recalculating the Web no longer causes additional slashes to be created in exponential fashion. This issue caused degradation in performance.

Forms
  • SMTP response using the FrontPage Form Result to E-mail feature no longer has the potential to result in an infinite loop and subsequently degrade system resources.

  • Forms configured to save results as HTML, when Include Field Names was disabled, now write the results to the form.

Graphics
  • A background image applied in a FrontPage 98 client on a FrontPage 2000-extended Web server is now visible in all circumstances, and the body tag maintains the background attribute set.

  • Adding a corrupt JPEG file to a FrontPage-extended Web no longer poses the potential to cause the server CPU to spike to 100 percent permanently.

Index Server
  • On the Microsoft Windows 2000 Platform, Index Server no longer indexes FrontPage _vti_cnf folders, thereby eliminating performance degradation as compared with the earlier version.

Internet Information Server 3.0
  • On Internet Information Server 3.0, a full uninstall of the Server Extensions from one virtual server no longer causes all FrontPage-extended Webs to become disabled.

Lightweight Server Extensions
  • In the Lightweight Server implementation of Server Extensions, the global parameters stored in the registry are no longer ignored.

O’Reilly WebSite Professional
  • For O’Reilly WebSite Professional Web servers, opening a Web in FrontPage, or provisioning a new virtual server with Server Extensions, is now much quicker, even if the Web server hosts hundreds of Web sites.

Permissions
  • Limiting upload of files to executable folders now works when a file is uploaded to a non-executable folder and then subsequently moved to the executable folder.

  • FrontPage no longer deletes content in a folder in the unique circumstance when a valid Author opens a Web and modifies the permissions for the account in Windows Explorer to limit the Author’s access to the folder.

  • FrontPage permissions modifications on sub-webs are now updated when account permissions are reduced.

Proxies and Firewalls
  • Attempting to open a FrontPage 2000-extended web when connecting through certain proxies and firewalls no longer results in a timeout or error message saying, "The server sent a response which FrontPage could not parse".

Server Extensions Resource Kit (SERK)For Windows 2000, the online version of the Server Extensions Resource Kit (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2000/HA011383231033.aspx) was updated with:
  • Instructions for enabling the HTML Administration Forms on Windows 2000. Without setting the Application Protection setting to Low, the HTML Admin forms will not work.

  • Instructions for restricting account lists that are enumerated in the FrontPage Client. Configuring RestrictIISUsersAndGroups on Windows 2000 does not work as it does on Windows NT 4.0. Information concerning the fact that Windows 2000 considers the following characters illegal for group creation, \ / \ [ ] : | < > + = ; , ? * will be added to the online SERK. New groups need to be created without the : or /. For example, Windows NT 4.0 uses FP_www.Microsoft.com:80. Windows 2000 requires FP_www.Microsoft.com_80. Or, FP_/LM/W3SVC/1 is now created on Windows 2000 as FP_LM_W3SVC_1.

Upgrading from FrontPage 98 Server Extensions to FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions
  • Upgrading FrontPage 98-extended webs to FrontPage 2000-extended webs no longer results in broken search bots on Internet Information Server when Index Server is used for searches.

Upgrading from FrontPage 2000 to FrontPage 2000 Service Release 1
  • Upgrading FrontPage 2000 to Service Release 1 caused errors when you opened UNC disk-based webs from either the Windows 95 or Windows 98 desktop operating system.

Cross-Site Security
  • Confirmation Field bots on custom confirm pages now apply HTML encoding to the text displayed.
  • The Shtml.dll file no longer allows the sending of arbitrary HTML and script to the browser.

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Categories
  • On Alpha UNIX platforms, assigning a page to a category would cause an Internal Server Error to be generated at the client, and the category would not be applied to the page.

Components
  • The Include Page component now ensures uniqueness of image map names when the included pages contain image maps with the same name. This caused hotspots to be incorrect.

  • Confirmation Field bots on custom confirm pages now display the form field entry when used with save to database pages.

Forms
  • SMTP Response using the FrontPage Form Result to E-mail feature no longer poses the potential to result in an infinite loop, subsequently affecting system resources.

  • Forms configured to save results as HTML, when Include Field Names was disabled, now write the results to the form.

Lightweight Server Extensions
  • In the Lightweight Server implementation of Server Extensions, the global parameters stored in the Frontpage.cnf file are no longer ignored.

Permissions
  • Limiting upload of files to executable folders now works when a file is uploaded to a non-executable folder and then subsequently moved to the executable folder.

Supported Platforms
  • FreeBSD 3.3 is now a fully supported platform.

  • The supported version of Linux was updated to Red Hat Linux 6.1.

  • The supported version of Apache was updated to Apache 1.3.12.

  • The supported version of Solaris was updated to Solaris 2.6 and 2.7. Solaris 2.5.1 is now supported on a best effort basis.

Tasks Lists
  • On Linux platforms, FrontPage 97 clients no longer receive errors concerning the to-do list when creating new webs.

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Article ID: 265134 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 1.5
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