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Description of the items that are required to use Active Server Pages (ASP) in FrontPage 2000
Article ID: 312638 - View products that this article applies to.
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For a Microsoft FrontPage 2002 version of this article, see 318287
This article discusses the items that are required to use Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP) technologies with Microsoft FrontPage. Before you can view the results of ASP features in FrontPage, you must install the components listed in this article.
ASP technology is designed for Web servers based on Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). The following list shows the platforms and Web servers that are supported:
How to Find a Supported Web Server
Personal Web Server 1.0This Web server is no longer available; however, you can install it if you have the Microsoft FrontPage 97 or Microsoft FrontPage 98 compact disc. It is located in the following folder on the compact disc
drive:\PWS\ENUwhere drive represents the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive.
Internet Information Server 2.0 or 3.0 and Peer Web Services 2.0 or 3.0These Web servers are included with Windows NT 4.0. You can install either Web server if you have the Windows NT 4.0 compact disc. To install the server, double-click the Inetstp.exe file in the following folder on the compact disc
drive:\I386\INETSRVwhere drive represents the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive.
Internet Information Server 4.0, Peer Web Services 4.0, and Personal Web Server 4.0These Web servers are included with the Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack. They are also available for download at the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/archive/winntas/deploy/ntopclst.mspx?mfr=trueYou can also install Personal Web Server 4.0 if you have the Windows 98 compact disc. This program is located in the following folder on the compact disc
drive:\add-ons\pwswhere drive represents the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive.
Internet Information Services 5.0This Web server is included with Windows 2000. You can install it when you initially install Windows 2000. Or, if you already installed Windows 2000, rerun Windows 2000 Setup to install it.
Internet Information Services 5.1This Web server is included with Windows XP Professional. You can install it when you initially install Windows XP Professional. Or, if you already installed Windows XP Professional, rerun Windows XP Professional Setup to install it.
32-bit ODBC DriverOpen Database Connectivity (ODBC) is a widely accepted standard that allows software to communicate with a database. To use the ASP functionality in FrontPage, you must install the 32-bit ODBC database driver for the database that you want to use on your Web server. For example, the Northwind Sample database is a Microsoft Access database. To use this sample database, you need to install the Microsoft Access ODBC driver on your Web server.
For additional information about ODBC drivers, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
FrontPage Server ExtensionsFrontPage Server Extensions allow the FrontPage client to communicate with a Web server and allow you to author remotely.
For additional information about how to install and configure FrontPage Server Extensions, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300004/ )How to install and configure FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions on a Windows NT-based Web server (Windows NT or Windows 2000)
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300543/ )How to use the command-line tools to install and configure FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions on IIS
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300544/ )How to use the command-line tools to upgrade to FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions on IIS
TroubleshootingTo verify a successful ASP installation, you can run the following sample ASP code:
To do this, follow these steps:
For additional information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/266456/ )Personal Web Server is not included with Windows Millennium Edition
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304197/ )INFO: Personal Web server is not included with Windows XP Home Edition
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297943/ )INFO: Getting started with Active Server pages