Frontpage extensions error 8001c

Posted on 2006-05-23
Last Modified: 2013-11-19
I have a web server that hosts a large number of sites with fairly high traffic.  It is running Win 2000 SP4 with IIS 5.0, and 2000 Frontpage extensions.  Occasionally the cpu is pegged by inetinfo.exe for up to minutes at a time, but will eventually return to normal.  All the websites are set to use medium (application pooling).  I've created dumps to try and pinpoint what's going on and I feel pretty sure it has to do with Frontpage extensions though i can't quite tell what the extensions are doing.  In the Application event log there are numerous warning messages, all from frontpage extensions, that I'm hoping are connected to this problem.  Below is one of the errors I'm getting.  It occurs on the largest site I host and has the most traffic.  When searching the Internet I'm coming up with absolutely nothing, either no one else has seen this or it is so easy that anyone can fix it.

Event Type:      Warning
Event Source:      FrontPage 4.0
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      1000

Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions: - Error #8001c Message: Unable to interpret the contents of this page, because it exceeds the maximum page size of 10000000 bytes.

I'll throw on the other error that I keep getting, maybe one will lead to the other.  It occurs on the same server, but on a different virtual web site:

Event Type:      Warning
Event Source:      FrontPage 4.0
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      1000

Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions: - Error #20002 Message: Cannot open file "ISAPI stream out" for writing.

This one I've seen more documentation on this error, but nothing all that has helped me yet.

Thanks in advance.

Question by:Michael5280
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    Accepted Solution


    You must use a email address that is supplied for your domain.  Cannot be another *outside* address.  Also, if your mail server requires authentication, the mail feature does not support it. For example, if your web is,
    the email server must be whatever is appropriate for as well as the email address.  The mail server could be or it could be something else.  You would need to check with your provider.

    HOW TO: Use Server-Side Settings to Use E-Mail Features on Forms With FrontPage 2002;en-us;305675

    2.There are several references to FrontPage with Event ID 1000 on this page:

    3. It appears that the file "frontpg.lck" is stuck in open mode.  And something else that is very
    interesting is that the KB article that I found is to fix the same problem but the file name is different.  The file name in the KB is "Service.lck"

    Copy and paste these 3 links into your browser for the solution:;EN-US;q297322

    4. If still solve than uninstall and install frontpage extension and try your problem should be resolve

    Author Comment

    Thanks for the post Abs_jaipur.  Honestly, most of the links you provided were ones that I had already found and didn't help me out much.  However, your mention of email reminded me that our web services department had sent me a list of all the forms that either use database connections or send email with the help of front-page extensions.  I started going through the list and was surprised what some of these forms were doing and where the information was going.

    To make a long story short, my attention came to those forms that modify themselves.... guestbook pages.  Through doing a file search on the web server there happened to be a guestbook.htm page that had grown to just under 10MB full of posts from who knows where (definately automated) for porn sites, casinos, etc.. many of them being links to these places.

    My theory as to what has happened is that these bots make a post to the guestbook forms on the web server which tags the post at the end of the same page as the form.  Since this modifies the page, Frontpage goes through to check all the links to see if they are still valid and since there are probably thousands of these links in these files, it takes up CPU to do this.  Looking at the web log files these pages were getting hit often too... so combine the often hits with taking up a bit of CPU all adding up, and if it puts a .lck file out there while checking these pages, it would seem to explain everything.

    So far this seems to be the solution...

    So, eventhough Abs_jaipur didn't exactly solve the problem, I'll award the points since it was the only post.  Thanks.

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