You receive an error message when you try to publish a FrontPage Web to a Web server

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When you try to publish a FrontPage Web to a Web server, you may experience one or both of the following symptoms:

You receive the following error message:
Server error: Web Web name is busy. Please try again.
Or your computer appears to stop responding (hang) during the initial publishing process.
This problem occurs because of an interrupted connection to the server during the publishing process.
To publish after a lost connection, you must use one or both of the following methods.

Method 1

  1. On the server, stop and restart the HTTP service.
  2. Delete the file \Web Root\Web Name\_vti_pvt\service.lck.
  3. Delete the file \Web Root\Web Name\_vti_pvt\frontpg.lck.
  4. Publish the Web.

Method 2

  1. Cancel the publishing process.
  2. Check the network connection.
  3. Start the publishing process again.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
More information
When the connection to the server is lost during the publishing process, the Service.lck file remains in the _VTI_PVT directory of the Web.

The Service.lck and Frontpg.lck files deny the FrontPage client access to a Web on the destination server during publishing.
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Article ID: 266216 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 03:32:00 - Revision: 3.0

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