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Upgraded NT 4 Server to Win 2003 Server - Lost Rights to Files

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Help Please!  Previously had a NT 4 Web Server and a Win 2000 data server, no domain, just workgroups access.  We are a public library and our software is oracle based and our support people say we cannot install active directory stating it does not get along with oracle.  The website card catalog links to the oracle database on the data server.  Anyway, after Upgrading the web server (NT 4) to a Win 2003 server I can no longer access my website for modifications with FrontPage from my workstation.  I presume the problem to be some sort of rights issue, but am a bit nervous about making change without good direction.  The websites that were on the NT 4 server were moved to new 2003 server and seem to run okay with minor problems for example, asp pages won't run.  Have successfully converted some to htm with an asp conversion website and most are working okay.  The big issue is that I cannot reach my site for modifications and need to do so urgently.  Can you experts help me with this?  Please be specific as I'm very new to windows side of networking.  Would like to create a domain, but am afraid to do so for fear of messing up something.  Just can't risk the downtime.

Thanks in advance for help.

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>>support people say we cannot install active directory stating it does not get along with oracle

That would be BIG NEWS to the 1000s and 1000s of sites using Oracle on Windows Servers with AD...  Can I suggest you get some new "support people" who know what they are talking about?

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1) FrontPage - FP authoring must be enabled for every site that is going to use it.  Once you enable it, you can then specify which users can author the site.  This is usually done on the server itself.

2) ASP - Needs to be enabled for the sites that use it as well.

Server 2003 takes a different security approach than NT4.  NT4 basically enabled everything and it was up to you to turn off or secure all those various services.  It was a security nightmare.

Server 2003 basically disables everything but the bare essentials (of which ASP and Front Page are not) and requires you (the admin) to configure and enable them.  A much better scenario.
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I have the problem solved and my asp pages are working.  Apparently, the ability to run asps is not turned on by default on a 2003 server.  No help from her.  Issue closed and no points awarded.

Thanks anyway.
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