FrontPage 2002 ASP pages may not function correctly and you may receive the "Server Extensions unable to access the file Frontpage.lck" error message when you try to use FrontPage 2002 ASP pages

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Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Active Server Pages (ASP) pages may not function correctly, and you may receive the following error message when you try to use FrontPage 2002 ASP pages:
Error Server Extensions unable to access the file Frontpage.lck please check permissions.


This issue may occur after you run the Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Lockdown Wizard with the Deny write access to anonymous users and applications option.


To resolve this issue, use the Cacls.exe command-line utility to remove the deny write access groups from the \inetpub\wwwroot folder on the server. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Locate the \inetpub\wwwroot folder, right-click the \inetpub\wwwroot folder, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Security tab, and then note the groups that are configured with deny write permissions.
  3. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
  4. At the command prompt, type cacls drive_letter:\inetpub\wwwroot /t /e/ c /r "group_name" where drive_letter is the drive where your system is installed, and group_name is the name of the group that you want to remove deny write permissions for on the wwwroot folder and its contents and subfolders.


For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
325864 How to install and use the IIS Lockdown Wizard

For additional information about the Cacls.exe command-line utility, visit the following Microsoft Web site:


Article ID: 840466 - Last Review: May 24, 2004 - Revision: 1.3
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003
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