Article ID: 832815 - View products that this article applies to.
You may find that you cannot open a Microsoft Office Visio 2003 XML drawing (.vdx file) that is located in the document library of a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 Web site. When you connect to the document library, and then click the link to the Visio XML drawing, you receive the following error message:
The page cannot be displayed
Cannot find server or DNS error.
This issue may occur if either one of the following conditions is true:
To work around this issue, use one of the following methods, as appropriate to your situation.
Method 1: Modify the MIME mapping for the .vdx extension in Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0To modify the MIME mapping for the .vdx extension in IIS, follow these steps:
Method 2: Configure the .vdx extension to use the Edit with Microsoft Office Visio option in Windows SharePoint ServicesAdd the .vdx extension to the list of file types in the DocTypes.xml file that use the Edit with Microsoft Office Visio option. After you do so, when you click a Visio XML drawing (.vdx) file in the document library of a Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 Web site, the Edit in Microsoft Office Visio command is displayed on the submenu that appears.
To add the .vdx extension to the list of file types that use the Edit with Microsoft Office Visio option, follow these steps:
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310331/ )Supporting Visio XML file types on SharePoint Portal Server 2001
For more information about MIME mappings in IIS 6.0, see the "Working with MIME Types" topic in the "Web Site Administration" section of the Server Administration Guide of the IIS 6.0 documentation. To view the IIS 6.0 documentation, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/bd33bd8c-321a-4c28-8cb9-92ecc1b3b4381033.mspxFor more information about Windows SharePoint Services 2.0, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/windowsserver/sharepoint/bb267377.aspxFor more information about SharePoint Portal Server 2003, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 832815 - Last Review: October 22, 2007 - Revision: 3.3
Contact us for more help
Connect with Answer Desk for expert help.