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How To Configure FrontPage Server Extensions in Internet Information Services

This article was previously published under Q298158
This article describes how to set up and configure Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions to work with Internet Information Server (IIS) version 5.0.

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Install the FrontPage Server Extensions for Windows

FrontPage Server Extensions are installed and configured by default. However, if the user has removed FrontPage Server Extensions or chose not to install them when Windows was installed, follow these steps to install and configure them:
  1. In Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  2. In Add/Remove Programs, click Add/Remove Windows Components.
  3. In the Components box of the Windows Components Wizard, click Internet Information Services (IIS), and then click Details.

    NOTE: Do not clear Internet Information Services (IIS). This will uninstall IIS components.
  4. Under Subcomponents of Internet Information Services, select FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions, and then click OK.
  5. In the Windows Components Wizard, click Next.
  6. When the Windows Components Wizard completes the installation, click Finish.If you are installing to a computer with a single Web server, the FrontPage Server Extensions are installed in the content area of the Web server automatically. If the server is IIS, the initial administrator's account is your system administrator account.
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Enable FrontPage Server Extensions on the System

  1. On the Start menu, click Run, type MMC, and then click OK.
  2. On the Console menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in.

    NOTE: If the Console menu shows only Options, click Options and change Console mode to Author mode, then click Add/Remove Snap-in on the Console menu.
  3. On the Standalone tab, click Add.
  4. Select Internet Information Services from the list and click Add, then close the Add Standalone Snap-in dialog box.
  5. On the Standalone tab, select Internet Information Services and click the Extensions tab.
  6. Ensure that FrontPage Server Extensions is selected in the Available extensions list and click OK.
  7. Close the console and name it IISConsole (or another name that you can remember).
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Enable FrontPage Server Extensions on a Web Site

Even though the necessary software to support FrontPage is preinstalled, you must enable these extensions on the specific Web sites that your FrontPage content developers will be using.

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Services Manager.

    NOTE: In Administrative Tools, the IIS console is called Internet Services Manager; however, when you open the console, it is called Internet Information Services, also known as the IIS snap-in.
  2. Under Internet Information Service, expand your server (where server_name is the name of your server).
  3. Right-click the Web site node in the Internet Services Manager console tree, point to All Tasks, and select Configure Server Extensions.
  4. Start the Server Extensions Configuration Wizard.

    NOTE: The wizard cannot create a new Web site; it can only configure a Web site for FrontPage users.
  5. Click Next to create local Windows groups. Identify users as FrontPage administrators, authors, or browsers for the selected Web site. These three groups can be described as follows:
    • Administrators: Members of this group can create new FrontPage Web sites, change settings on the Web site, control the site authoring process, author new content, and browse existing content in the site.
    • Authors: Members of this group can author new content and browse existing content in the site.
    • Browsers: Members of this group can browse existing content in the site, but cannot modify folders and files on this server.
  6. Click Next to specify a Windows group or user account that will be the Web administrator for the selected site.
  7. Click Next to specify Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) e-mail settings for the site (if necessary).
  8. Click Finish to enable and configure FrontPage Server Extensions on the site.
  9. Click the Action button on the Internet Information Services toolbar.
  10. Select Refresh from the drop-down menu to refresh the window view. The selected Web site should be populated with a whole series of virtual and physical subdirectories with their associated server extension files.
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If you delete any of these FrontPage files or directories, the server extensions may not work properly.

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Article ID: 298158 - Last Review: 11/21/2006 13:12:59 - Revision: 1.4

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.0
  • kbhowto kbhowtomaster KB298158