Front Page Server Setup
Posted on 2005-04-06
Trying to set up and configure FrontPage server extensions on my web server for a lient and running into problems. First off, the server extensions install just fine and I am able to administer them for the website in question. It looks like everything is configured properly.
CANNOT PUBLISH THROUGH HTTP
But when my customer tries to Publish through HTTP, he has problems. He is prompted for a username and password, and when he enters this information it fails (kicks him back to the UN/pass screen) He is using FrontPage 2002.
*CAN* PUBLISH THROUGH FTP
Now, when I had him try Publishing through FTP, he was able to publish with no problem (I had to open up active FTP for his IP through my firewall) FTP is ok for temporary, but not a great long-term solution as I would continually need to configure my firewall for active FTP for the different IPs as they changed and as he wanted to adminsiter from different locations. Too much of a hassle for both of us!
FRONT PAGE EXTENSIONS PROBLEMS
In addition, certain FrontPage functionality (like the feedback email form) are not working... this may be a seperate issue or may be linked...
I have a user account set up for his FTP access through Windows (this is the UN he uses successfully for FTP and fails with through HTTP Publishing.) This account is assigned to a group I created for FTP Users, and all 3 of the FrontPage Admin, Creator(?), and Browser groups (the groups that are auto-created by FrontPage)
His web directory has read permissions for the default anonymous Internet User and gives the Frontpage Browser Group for his website Read access.
The web server is a Windows 2000 server, using IIS for the web server.
Any ideas on the HTTP and/or Extension issues? Will boost points if this ends up being 2 seperate issues and I get answers for both. As always, any help or ideas are greatly appreciated!!!