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Can't add FP Server Extensions to IIS Web

Posted on 2003-03-02
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Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Platform: Windows 2000 Server SP2 w/IIS 5.0

Multiple web sites configured and running on the server all with FP Server extensions.  No problems...

Today I add a new site but cannot get FP Server Extensions configured for the site.

The "Server Extensions" tab is not there in the IIS MMC nor is the choice to add the server extensions in the "ALL TASKS" menu.
Question by:jhance
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To configure FrontPage Server Extensions on Windows 2000
On the Start menu, choose Settings, and then choose Control Panel.
Select Administrative Tools, and then select Computer Management.
In the Computer Management dialog box, expand the Services and Applications node, and then expand the Internet Information Services node.
Right-click Default Web Site, choose All Tasks, and then choose Configure Server Extensions.

Note: If the Configure Server Extensions menu command is missing, FrontPage Server Extensions are already installed and configured.

Choose Next on the first page of the Server Extensions Configuration Wizard.
Choose Yes in the Warning dialog box.
Choose No for configuring the mail server settings, and then choose Next.
Choose Finish.
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ID: 8056393
Please read my question before commenting!

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i did read your question before commenting. thoroughly. please read my comments before jumping to conclusions.

according to my research, if "If the Configure Server Extensions menu command is missing, FrontPage Server Extensions are already installed and configured."

this forum is here to help you, which is what i was trying to do. i don't appreciate your negative tone.

read this article if you would like to find out how i came to my conclusion without 'reading your question before commenting.'


good luck, bud.

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now that i look at your profile, i see that you have quite a few expert points of your own. i aspire to reach your heights. please understand that i did read your question thoroughly, and i invested at least 30 minutes of my time trying to help you out.

if the answer is not what you're looking for, at least i tried. but please don't assume that i didn't read your question. many "experts" here have that problem. i do not.

good luck.

-night monkey
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1) I would NOT have asked this question if the extension were already installed on the new site.

2) If the option to ADD the extensions on the site were there I would not have said: not there in the IIS MMC nor is the choice to add the server extensions in the "ALL TASKS" menu.

See why I got the impression you did not read my question??

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sure, man. it's too early on a monday morning for me to go on like this. you're right. i'm wrong. good luck.

if something comes to me, as to why this is happening, i'll post it here. that is, if my comments are still welcome.
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I tried UNINSTALLING and then re-installing the Server Extensions.  No help.

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j, i found this info that came from the frontpage 2000 extensions resource kit. there is nothing in it that mentions your problem specifically, and you may be aware of everything it does talk about. but i thought that there may be something in the info it lays out that either will help you, or possibly jog your memory. anyhow, i felt it was worth a try, so here goes:

Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions Resource Kit
  FrontPage MMC Snap-in


Where to Find the FrontPage MMC Snap-in Components You Need to Administer the FrontPage Server Extensions
Which FrontPage MMC snap-in menu, command, dialog box, or other component do you need to perform your task, and where do you find that component?

There are three main components that you use to administer the FrontPage Server Extensions:

The New menu, from which you can select commands to create a new web, add a new administrator, and so on, depending on the item you have selected in the console tree.
The Task menu, from which you can select commands to check and fix, remove, and upgrade the FrontPage Server Extensions, as well as perform other tasks. Again, the item you've selected in the console tree determines which commands appear on the Task submenu.
The Server Extensions tab allows you to modify the settings of the FrontPage Server Extensions, such as e-mail options and security settings.

The following table lists the administrative tasks you can perform by using the FrontPage MMC snap-in, the tool you use for each task, and the location of that tool. The terms in parentheses appear only if the Web server is Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS).


Task Tool and location
Extend a virtual server with the server extensions (IIS 4.0 or later) Shortcut menu > Tasks > Configure Server Extensions  
Extend a virtual server with the server extensions (non-IIS and IIS 3.0) Shortcut menu > New > Web
Create a subweb  Shortcut menu > New > (Server Extensions) Web  
Add an administrator  Shortcut menu > New > (Server Extensions Web) Administrator
Check and fix the server extensions on a web or subweb  Shortcut menu > Tasks > Check Server Extensions
Upgrade the server extensions on a web  Shortcut menu > Tasks > Upgrade Server Extensions
Remove the server extensions from a root web and its subwebs Shortcut menu > Tasks > Remove Server Extensions
Recalculate all hyperlinks in a web Shortcut menu > Tasks > Recalculate Web
Delete a subweb  Shortcut menu > Tasks > Delete Server Extensions Web
Convert a folder into a subweb Shortcut menu > Tasks > Convert Directory to Server Extensions Web
Convert a subweb into a folder Shortcut menu > Tasks > Convert Server Extensions Web to Directory
Enable or disable authoring  Shortcut menu > Properties > Server Extensions tab > Enable authoring check box
Enable source control Shortcut menu > Properties > Server Extensions tab > Version control box
Tune web performance Shortcut menu > Properties > Server Extensions tab > Performance box
Specify which scripting language is generated by default Shortcut menu > Properties > Server Extensions tab > Client scripting box
Set e-mail options  Shortcut menu > Properties > Server Extensions tab > Settings
Log authoring actions
 Shortcut menu > Properties > Server Extensions tab > Log authoring actions check box  
Set permissions manually  Shortcut menu > Properties > Server Extensions tab > Manage permissions manually check box
Require Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for authoring Shortcut menu > Properties > Server Extensions tab > Require SSL for authoring check box
Specify that a directory can or cannot contain executable scripts or programs  Shortcut menu > Properties > Server Extensions tab > Allow authors to upload executables check box
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Here is the solution:


I found this myself after much searching...  Thanks for your assistance but it didn't help or point me in the right direction.  I'm asking the moderators to "0" out this question and move it to the PAQ.

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that's perfectly reasonable. thanks for the information.

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