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For a Microsoft FrontPage 2002 version of this article, see 301954.
For a Microsoft FrontPage 97 and Microsoft FrontPage 98 version of this article, see 300241.
This article explains how to set up a restricted-access Web in Microsoft FrontPage 2000.
A restricted-access Web is a Web site that only specific users are allowed to view. FrontPage does not support the restricting of pages, sections, or folders within a Web.
To set up a restricted-access Web in FrontPage, you must set the permissions in the Web to Only registered users have browse access. This is normally done with a subweb that has unique permissions. However, you can also set a root Web to Only registered users have browse access.
A subweb is a Web nested inside another Web. By default, all subwebs inherit the same permission settings as their parent Webs. However, you can establish unique permissions for subwebs. Each subweb can have its own set of permissions that specify who can browse, author, or administer it, and you can set up individual subwebs with different levels of permissions and different groups of users.
The following sets of steps show you how to create a subweb and set unique permissions.
Create a Subweb
You can create a subweb in FrontPage by using any of the following methods:
Create a subweb from a wizard or template:
On the File menu, point to New, and then click Web.
Select a Web layout in the list of Webs in the New dialog box.
In the Specify the location of the new Web drop-down list, select your new Web location.
For example, http://server name is a root Web and http://server name/subweb name is a subweb.
NOTE: To create a disk-based subweb, type a path location such c:\my web\subweb name, but note that you are unable to set permissions on the Web until it is published to a server that is running the FrontPage Server Extensions.
Convert a folder to a subweb:
Start FrontPage, and then open your Web.
In the Folder List pane, right-click the folder that you want to convert to a subweb, and then click Convert to Web.
Click Yes to the Are you sure you want to do this? message.
Import a Web into a folder, and then convert the folder into a subweb:
Start FrontPage, and then open the Web into which you want to import.
On the File menu, click Import.
In the Import dialog box, click Add Folder or From Web, and then select the folders or Web that you want to import.
Convert the folder to a subweb by using the steps described earlier in this article.
For more information about creating a subweb in FrontPage, click Microsoft FrontPage Help on the Help menu, type subweb in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.
For additional information about how to create a subweb, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
205234 FP2000: How to Divide a Large Root Web into Smaller Subwebs
Using the MMC
You can also create a subweb by using the Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) snap-in in the Microsoft Management Console (MMC). To do this, use the method appropriate to your situation:
Create a subweb:
Open the custom MMC containing the IIS snap-in.
Double-click the appropriate Web site.
In the console tree, right-click the Web in which you want to create a subweb, point to New, and then click Server Extensions Web.
Follow the instructions in the New Subweb Wizard to create the subweb.
Convert a folder in a Web into a subweb:
Open the custom MMC that contains the IIS snap-in.
Double-click the appropriate Web site.
In the console tree, right-click the folder that you want to convert into a FrontPage-extended subweb, point to All Tasks, and then click Configure Server Extensions.
Configure Unique Permissions for the Subweb
Open your subweb in FrontPage.
On the Tools menu, point to Security, and then click Permissions.
Click Use unique permissions for this Web, and then click Apply.
Click the Users tab.
Click Only registered users have browse access, and then click Add.
In the Add Users dialog box, select the type of access that you want for the user under Users Can, and then click OK.
Repeat the preceding steps for each user for whom you want to grant access to your Web.
To edit permissions for a given user, select that user on the list, and then click Edit.
To remove a given user, select that user on the list, and then click Remove.
Click the Groups tab, and then follow steps 5 through 9 to assign group permissions.