How to set up a restricted-access Web in Expression Web

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This article describes how to set up a restricted-access Web in Microsoft Expression Web.

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A restricted-access Web is a Web site that can be viewed only by specific users. Expression Web can restrict a whole Web site. However, Expression Web cannot restrict separate pages, sections, or folders in a Web site.

To set up a restricted-access Web in Expression Web, you must configure the subsite to use unique permissions. Then, grant access permission to the users whom you want to access the subsite. You can restrict access to a root Web. However, restricted access is typically set up on a subsite that has unique permissions.

A subsite is a Web that is nested inside another Web. By default, all subsites inherit the same permissions settings as their parent Webs. However, you can set unique permissions for subsites. Each subsite can have its own set of permissions that specify who can browse, author, or administer the subsite. You can set up individual subsites with different levels of permissions and different groups of users.

How to use Expression Web to create a new subsite

Use one of the following methods to create a subsite in Expression Web.

Method 1: Create a subsite from a wizard or from a template

  1. In Expression Web, click File, point to New, and then click Web Site.
  2. In the New task pane, select and then click the type of Web site that you want to create.
  3. In the Specify the location of the new Web site box, type a new Web location, or select the location from the list of available choices, and then click OK.

    For example, http://server name is a root Web, and http://server name/subsite name is a subsite.

Method 2: Use Expression Web to convert a folder to a subsite

  1. In Expression Web, click File, and then click Open Site.
  2. In the Look in list, locate the Web that you want to open, and then click Open.
  3. In the Folder List, right-click the folder that you want to convert to a subsite, and then click Convert to Web. Click Yes if you receive a message that prompts you to confirm the conversion.

Method 3: Use Expression Web to import a Web into a folder and to convert the folder to a subsite

  1. In Expression Web, click File, and then click Open Web.
  2. In the Look in list, locate the Web into which you want to import the subsite, and then click Open.
  3. Click File, point to Import, and then click File.
  4. In the Import dialog box, click Add File, Add Folder, or From Site.
  5. In the Look In box, locate the folder or the Web that you want to import, and then click Open.
  6. Convert the folder to a subsite by using the steps that are described in "Method 2: Use Expression Web to convert a folder to a subsite."
For more information about how to create a subsite in Expression Web, view the subsite topic in the Expression Web Help files. Alternatively, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
292625 How to divide a large root Web into smaller subwebs using FrontPage 2002

How to use the Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager snap-in to create a subsite

You can use the Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager snap-in to create a subsite. This snap-in is found in Microsoft Management Console (MMC).

To do this, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: Use IIS Manager to create a restricted-access subsite

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
  2. Expand Your_Server_Name/Web Sites, and then expand the Web site that you want to use.
  3. Right-click the Web that you want to convert to a subsite, point to New, and then click Server Extensions 2002 Web.
  4. On the Create a Subweb page, type a name for the subsite in the Name box, and then click Submit.
  5. On the Web site Administration for "Your_Web_Site" page, click Change subweb permissions in the Users and Roles area.
  6. Click Use unique permissions for this Web site, and then click Submit.
  7. Click Administration to return to the Administration page, and then click Manage Users.

    To give a user permission to access the subsite, follow these steps:
    1. Click Add a User.
    2. On the Add a User page, create a new account or add an existing account in the User area.
    3. In the User Role area, select the role for the user whom you are adding, and then click Add User.
    4. Repeat steps 7a through 7c for each user to whom you want to grant permission to access the restricted-access subsite.
  8. Click Administration to return to the Administration page, and then click Change anonymous access settings.
  9. On the Change anonymous access settings page, click Off, and then click Submit.

Method 2: Use IIS Manager to convert a folder in a Web to a restricted-access subsite

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
  2. Expand Your_Server_Name/Web Sites, and then expand the Web site that you want to use.
  3. Right-click the folder that you want to convert to a restricted-access subsite, point to All Tasks, and then click Configure Server Extensions 2002.
  4. On the Create a Subweb page, type a name for the subsite in the Name box, and then click Submit.
  5. On the Web site Administration for "Your_Web_Site" page, click Change subweb permissions in the Users and Roles area.
  6. Click Use unique permissions for this Web site, and then click Submit.
  7. Click Administration to return to the Administration page, and then click Manage Users.

    To give a user permission to access the subsite, follow these steps:
    1. Click Add a User.
    2. On the Add a User page, create a new account or add an existing account in the User area.
    3. In the User Role area, select the role for the user whom you are adding, and then click Add User.
    4. Repeat steps 7a through 7c for each user to whom you want to grant permission to access the restricted-access subsite.
  8. Click Administration to return to the Administration page, and then click Change anonymous access settings.
  9. On the Change anonymous access settings page, click Off, and then click Submit.

How to use Expression Web to configure unique permissions for the subsite

Use one of the following methods if the Web server is running FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions from Microsoft.

Method 1: Configure unique permissions from the subsite

  1. Locate the following Web site:
    http://servername/_vti_bin/_vti_adm/fpadmdll.dll?page=security.htm
  2. Locate the subweb.
  3. Click Change subweb permissions.
  4. Click Use unique permissions for this Web site, and then click Submit.
  5. Click Administration to visit the Web site Administration for "Your_Web_Site" page, and then click Manage Users in the Users and Roles area.
  6. To give a user permission to access the subsite, follow these steps:
    1. Click Add a User.
    2. On the Add a User page, create a new account or add an existing account in the User area.
    3. In the User Role area, select the role for the user whom you are adding, and then click Add User.
    4. Repeat steps 6a through 6c for each user to whom you want to grant permission to access the restricted-access subsite.
  7. Click Administration to return to the Administration page, and then click Change anonymous access settings.
  8. On the Change anonymous access settings page, click Off, and then click Submit.

Method 2: Configure unique permissions from the root Web

  1. Locate the following Web site:
    http://servername/_vti_bin/_vti_adm/fpadmdll.dll?page=webadmin.htm
  2. On the Web site Administration for "Your_Web_Site" page, click the name of the subsite in the Subwebs area. Then, click Change subweb permissions in the Users and Roles area.
  3. Click Use unique permissions for this Web site, and then click Submit.
  4. Click Administration to return to the Administration page, and then click Manage Users.
  5. Click to select the check box next to any user name that you want to remove from the list of users who can access the subsite, and then click Remove selected user(s) from all roles.
  6. To give a user permission to access the subsite, follow these steps:
    1. Click Add a User.
    2. On the Add a User page, create a new account or add an existing account in the User area.
    3. In the User Role area, select the role for the user whom you are adding, and then click Add User.
    4. Repeat steps 6a through 6c for each user to whom you want to grant permission to access the restricted-access subsite.
  7. Click Administration to return to the Administration page, and then click Change anonymous access settings.
  8. On the Change anonymous access settings page, click Off, and then click Submit.

How to use Expression Web to create a restricted-access subsite on a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Web site

You can use Expression Web to create a restricted-access Windows SharePoint Services subsite and then to publish the subsite on a server that is running Windows SharePoint Services. To do this, follow these steps.

Step 1: Create a Windows SharePoint Services subsite

  1. Start Expression Web, click File, point to New, and then click Web Site.
  2. In the New task pane, click SharePoint Templates, and then select a template.
  3. In the Specify the location of the new Web site box, type the location of the Windows SharePoint Services server together with a subsite folder.

    Alternatively, click Browse, locate the Windows SharePoint Services server, and then add a subsite folder. For example, the location of the subsite may resemble the following location:
    http://Your_Server/sites/Your_Windows_SharePoint_Services/Your_New_Subsite
  4. Click OK.

Step 2: Restrict access to the Windows SharePoint Services subsite

  1. Locate the following Web site:
    http://servername/_vti_bin/_vti_adm/fpadmdll.dll?page=webadmin.htm
  2. In the Site Settings page, click Manage permission inheritance.
  3. On the Manage Permission Inheritance page, click Use unique permissions, and then click OK.
  4. On the Site Settings page, click Manage Users.
  5. Click to select the check box next to any user name that you want to remove from the list of users who can access the subsite, and then click Remove selected user(s) from all roles.
  6. To give a user permission to access the subsite, follow these steps:
    1. Click Add a User.
    2. On the Add a User page, type one of the following items in the Step 1: Choose Users area:
      • The e-mail address of the user whom you want to add
      • The user name of the user whom you want to add
      • The name of one or more cross-site groups that you want to add
    3. In the Step 2: Choose Site Group area, select the role for the user or users whom you are adding, and then click Next.
    4. In the Step 3: Confirm Users area, type the requested confirmation information in each box.
    5. If you want to send an e-mail message to inform the users that you have granted them access to the site, click to select the Send the following e-mail to let these users know they've been added check box in the Step 4: Send E-mail area.
  7. Click Finish.

REFERENCES

For more information about how to set up a restricted-access Web in FrontPage 2002, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
301954 How to set up a restricted-access Web in FrontPage 2002

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Article ID: 928701 - Last Review: December 8, 2006 - Revision: 1.0
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