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Configure a Web Site to be FrontPage Extended

Updated: August 22, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 with SP1

FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions from Microsoft provides Web-based and command-line administration for extending Web sites. Extending a Web site means enabling various FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions features to improve how you manage the content development and security of your site. Extending Web sites with FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions enables the Web site owner to author the site in the Microsoft® FrontPage® web site creation and management tool and delegate Web site ownership and administration credentials. After a Web site is extended, a FrontPage client can open the Web site and author it in FrontPage.

Before you can use FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions, you must create one or more Web sites to contain them. An extended Web site, formerly known as a virtual server, is an IIS Web site that receives additional functionality when it is extended by FrontPage Server Extensions. By default, IIS provides a working extended Web site called Default Web Site. This extended Web site points to the content directory systemroot\Inetpub\wwwroot.

Requirements

  • Credentials: Membership in the Administrators group on the local computer.

  • Tools: Iis.msc.

Recommendation

As a security best practice, log on to your computer using an account that is not in the Administrators group, and then use the Run as command to run IIS Manager as an administrator. At the command prompt, type runas /user:administrative_accountname mmc %systemroot%\system32\inetsrv\iis.msc.

Procedures

Before extending a site, check to make sure that the FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions optional component is installed. In Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs, and then click Windows Components Wizard. If the FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions component is not installed, add it by using the following procedure.

To add the FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions component
  1. In the Windows Components Wizard select Application Server, and then click Details.

  2. In the Application Server subcomponents list, select Internet Information Services, and then click Details.

  3. In the IIS subcomponents list, select the check box for FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions, and then click OK to complete the Windows Components Wizard and install FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions. You might need your Windows Server 2003 installation CD to complete the installation.

To extend a site by using the FrontPage Server Extensions 2002 Server Administration tool
  1. Open Administrative Tools, and then click Microsoft SharePoint Administrator.

  2. If the FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions optional component is not installed IIS returns error 404, "The page cannot be found." In this case, add the FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions component by using the procedure described earlier in this section.

  3. On the FrontPage Server Extensions 2002 Server Administration site, verify that the extended Web site you created is listed in the Virtual Servers section.

  4. To extend the Web site, click the Extend link next to the extended Web site name.

  5. Click Submit. The FrontPage Server Extensions 2002 Server Administration tool adds FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions template directories to the content directory of your extended Web site, and adds other files that contain metadata.

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