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Unable to Connect Expression to IIS7 (Win7 Home Premium & IIS 7)

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I cannot seem to connect to IIS 7 via Expression web. I have tried...

1. Creating a web through the IIS Console
2. Creating a new website through Expression (pointing to localhost)

...nothing.

I keep getting this error:

Unable to Open Site. Possible causes:
1. The web server may not have FrontPage extensions installed
2. The Web server may be temporarily out of service.
3. If you are connecting through a proxy server, the proxy settings may be incorrect.
4. An error may have occurred in the web server.

Which tells me...nothing.

Any clues?

Please advise
sleeper
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by:M. Rashel Ahmed
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Is FrontPage extensions installed?


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by:the_sleeper
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nope. thought i didn't need them. i dont use "bots".
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Also found that "The FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions (FPSE 2002) are not supported for IIS 7.5 on Windows 7". See NOTES section of http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/134/installing-the-frontpage-server-extensions-on-iis-70/

I am on Windows7 Home Premium with IIS 7.5
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by:the_sleeper
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...anybody?
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by:M. Rashel Ahmed
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the_sleeper, please see the article: http://forums.iis.net/t/1011520.aspx .

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Firebar,

the link is broken.

thx,
sleeper

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by:Jason Watkins
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Worked for me on this end. Attached is the gist of what the link was driving towards.
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by:the_sleeper
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Greetings,

Thanks for all the replies. But I would like to point out that I am running Win7 64bit. And (apparently) there are no FrontPage extensions for this platform.

As such the best I can find on this issue is peralesa's recommendation. of Web Dev/FTP. DOnt know if they work. Haven't yet. But I'll keep plugin away at it.

Thanks Again,
sleeper
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have to try these options.
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