Forcing Frontpage forms to show a confirmation page

Posted on 2006-07-10
Last Modified: 2013-12-24
I can't get my front page form to show a confirmation page.

It keeps going to the generic thank you confirmaiton.

Any tricks to make it work?  

It's on a Windows Server.

Question by:Rowby Goren
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Expert Comment

ID: 17072689
rowby - you say windows server
1 - is it your server or at a web host?
2 - do you have admin access to install softweare, file permissions,etc..?
3 - what flavor of windows server (2k, 2k3) ?

If the answers to 1 and 2 are "my server' and "yes"
follow these step-by-step guides to make sure your frontpage server extensions (fpse) are properly configured

once that is done, check the form properties of the form you want the confirmation page to display

rt. click inside the form (i.e. rt. click right next to a form field, and select form properties)
click form properties
click options
click confirmation page
click browse to select your confirmation page

if you have already set your confirmation page as described  above, it is most likely a problem with FPSE
that the howto's link above should help you get fixed

letme know if you need more assistance


Author Comment

by:Rowby Goren
ID: 17072764
Hi It's a webhost.

I'll direct them to bigbilly.

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Expert Comment

ID: 17072800
you perhaps have a setting in your control panel
that allows you to install/re-install FPSE
check with your tech support - and if it is not a windows hosting account (vs a Unix/Linux hosting account)
then i'd reccomend you switching to a windows hosting account if you are going to use frontpage
the FPSE on unix/linux servers is a pain
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Expert Comment

ID: 17123084
Have you set your form properties to display a confirmation page?

If not, right click on the form, go into properties and select the options button.  Then select the confirmation tab.  You can specify the name of the page to display there.
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Expert Comment

ID: 17479536
Windows does have a default confirmation page; very ugly, but it works...

You can create your own confirmation...



Field is from the FORM, right click field & (FORM FIELD PROPERTIES > name)

Author Comment

by:Rowby Goren
ID: 17480326
Yes I did set the properties to show its own thank you page.  But it is not doing it -- it's showing the ugly built in confirmaiton page.

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Accepted Solution

dragonjim earned 500 total points
ID: 17480400
Try overriding the BROWSE (assuming this is how you pointed to the confirm page)...

and type the static URL (

... also, you are publishing the web -- or FTP?

For extensions to work, the web should be posted...

Verify that the form file is being posted. (Green check box next to it).

Author Comment

by:Rowby Goren
ID: 17480429
I will review this again on saturday and make one more attempt!

Stay tuned!  And thanks for your help.

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