This step-by-step article describes how to install the
FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions on a Microsoft Windows NT-based Web
Note to Users of Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
A standard installation of Windows 2000 Server installs Microsoft
Internet Information Server and the FrontPage Server Extensions, by default.
Therefore, if you are running this configuration, this article is useful only if you have additional virtual servers.
Where to Obtain the FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions
The FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions are available from the
following Microsoft Web site:
It is recommended that you download the extensions from this
location, so that you are certain of obtaining the most recent release. If, for
some reason, you cannot access the download, the FrontPage 2000 Server
Extensions can also be obtained from the following sources:
Microsoft Office 2000 Premium
Microsoft FrontPage 2000
Microsoft Windows 2000
As part of the Office Server Extensions in Microsoft
Office 2000 Standard, Professional, and Premium editions
To download, look in the Platform and Operating System column to determine which version you want, and then click the
link in the Download File column.
When you are prompted with the choices Run from
Current Location or Save to Disk, select Save to Disk.
How to Install the FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions
After the Server Extensions file is downloaded, open the
folder where it was saved.
Click the Setup icon.
To install to the default directory, click Install Now. To select a custom directory, click Customize and then select the directory. The FrontPage Server Extensions
are now installed on your computer.
If you are installing or upgrading to a computer with a
single Web server, the FrontPage Server Extensions will be installed
automatically in the content area of the Web server. If the server is Internet
Information Services, the initial administrator's account will be your system
administrator account. For any other server, you will be prompted for an
administrator account name and password.
If you are installing or upgrading to a computer with
multiple Web servers or multiple virtual servers, you are prompted to install
the server extensions by using one of the FrontPage Server Extensions
administration tools. Select the FrontPage MMC snap-in, and then follow these
After the MMC snap-in is open, click Console and then click Add/Remove Snap-in. If the console menu displays only the Options item, select Options and then select Author Mode in the Console Mode box.
In the list of Available Standalone Snap-ins, select Internet Services Manager (for later administration, you can also add the FrontPage Server
Extensions snap-in at this time).
Click Add and then click Close to close the Add Standalone Snap-Ins dialog box.
In the Add/Remove Snap-ins box, you see a shortcut to Internet Information Server. Click OK.
Right-click the node for the Web site to which you want
to install the FrontPage Server Extensions.
From the shortcut menu, select All Tasks and then select Configure Server Extensions. This opens the Server Extensions Configuration
Click Next to create local Windows groups that can be used to identify which
users are FrontPage administrators, authors, and browsers for the selected Web
site. These three groups can be described as follows:
Administrators can create new FrontPage Webs,
change settings on the Web site, control the site-authoring process, author new
content, and browse existing content in the site.
Authors can author new content and browse existing
content in the site.
Browsers can browse only existing content in the
Select the Create Local Machine Groups
check box, and then click Next.
NOTE: You may want to go into Windows and add specific users to these
Specify which group should be administrators. It is
recommended that you leave the default choice Administrators in this box. Click Next.
If you have an SMTP server, you can now specify
settings. If your server will not be sending e-mail, or if you do not yet know
what the settings will be, select No, I'll do it later. Click Next.
Click Finish to complete the Server Extensions Configuration
Do not delete any of the FrontPage files or directories from your
Webs, or the FrontPage Server Extensions might fail to work