Hello all. I've got a bit of a problem here. I just brought up a new Windows Server 2008 R2 IIS 7.5 web server that permits WebDAV and FTPES connectivity, but we still have a number of users who are doing content editing using FrontPage 2003 (supported by MS through 2013, as I understand). We do not have any Frontpage extensions on the new server, but I had read and understood that FP 2k3 editors should still have WebDAV access to the server.
Immediately after rolling it out, I received complaints from Frontpage users about an inability to connect. After installing the FP 2k3 client on a Win7 computer myself, I have verified this error:
Unable to open 'https://URLREDACTED'. Server error: The Web server at "https://URLREDACTED" does not appear to have Windows SharePoint Services installed. Possible causes: 1. The wegb server may not have the FrontPage Server Extensions installed. 2. The web server may be temporarily out of service. 3. If you are connecting thrrough aa proxy server, the proxu settings may be incorrect. 4. An error may have occurred in the web server. If this server does not support the FrontPage Server Extensions, frontPage may still beable to publish to the server via FTP or WebDAV. Please select one of those options and try again.
The server does not have the FrontPage or SharePoint extensions installed, and I AM trying to connect via the WebDAV option!
Curiously, all of the other clients connect to WebDAV just fine. I've tried it in Expression, DreamWeaver, and through a mapped drive without experiencing any problems. FP 2003 seems to be rejecting the connections no matter what I do.
Is there a particular configuration required to get FP 2k3 working with WebDAV, or did I misunderstand the assertion that it would continue to work via WebDAV? I'd like for these users to move onto something else, but TPTB have decided that we'll support basic connectivity through the 2013 EOL date.