FrontPage Server Extensions

First let me preface this with the fact that I know very little about Front Page.

We are running IIS on NT server v4.0 w/SP5 for our IntrAnet. We were using FP 98 to publish the pages to the website and everything was OK.

We replaced that PC with a new one with FP 2000. Now some functions on the site that used to work ok before give the error message:
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FrontPage Run-Time Component Page
You have submitted a form or followed a link to a page that requires a web server and the FrontPage Server Extensions to function properly.

This form or other FrontPage component will work correctly if you publish this web to a web server that has the FrontPage Server Extensions installed.

Click the <Back> arrow to return to the previous page.
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Is there something that needs to be done with the FP 2000 configuration to fix this problem?


TIA
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kduquettAsked:
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NickRackhamCommented:
Sounds to me like you have to install the FP 2000 extensions if there are such a thing, sorry but I'm still on FP98. If I'm reading the question right you have an IIS server with FP98 extensions installed but have now changed the PC that you published to the IIS server from one running FP98 to one that has FP2000 installed. (Am I OK so far. then you will have to install FP2000 extensions on the server.

Regards

Nick
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kduquettAuthor Commented:
Yes your right Nick on the setup. If that is the case (keeping in mind I know next to nothing 'bout FPage), how do I install the server extensions?

Do they have to be installed from any PC that we intend to load FP 2000 on? OR do you just load them once and they reside on the server?

What exactly are the server extensions and what do they do?


.......kd
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NickRackhamCommented:
OK, firstly you need to install the FP extensions on the IIS server, They should be located on both CD's usually under the FP**ext folder (where ** is the version)

Exectue the file to install the extensions. Also if you're using a PC to develope on then you must install the extensions on the Personal Web Server running on that PC.

Extensions are coding that allow the format on pages created in FP to be read and understood by the Server.

Nick
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kduquettAuthor Commented:
I can't find them on the CD (I have the FP2000 upgrade CD). I checked both CDs and there is no FP2000ext folder.

I downloaded the fp2kserk from MS. I've ran it and it has put a number of files in a folder.

Question: Can I copy these files into a specific location on the IIS?

Can I also copy them to specific folder on the Personal Web Server of the PC that publishes the Web Page?

thnx......kd
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kduquettAuthor Commented:
BTW. I'm running IIS v2

Is there a problem with using FP2000 and that version of IIS?


.....kd
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NickRackhamCommented:
Yes, maybe!!

As IIS V4 is free as part of the NT4 option pack I'd definately recommend moving up to IIS V4. I'm a bit suprised that as you're running NT4 SP5 that you haven't done so already.

Upgrade and you should reduce some of the problems you're experiencing. Also, you will get better ASP functionality with IIS V4.

Regards

Nick
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kduquettAuthor Commented:
Thanks again, just been so busy I hadn't finished this off........kd
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NickRackhamCommented:
No problem, :o)
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