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Enabling FrontPage Publishing

Sun Chili!Soft ASP supports Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions. With FrontPage Server Extensions, Web authors and developers working on Windows-based computers can use the FrontPage client to publish Web pages and applications to UNIX- or Linux-based Web servers, or to Windows-based computers running a Web server other than Internet Information Server (IIS).

Sun Chili!Soft ASP supports but no longer installs FrontPage Server Extensions. You must obtain the extensions from Microsoft. Once the extensions are installed, you must take additional steps to enable users to publish their pages to the server. These issues are addressed in the following topics:

   Installing FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions

   Installing FrontPage Support on Apache 1.3.19

   Enabling FrontPage Authoring

   Setting up FrontPage Users

Sun Chili!Soft ASP enables you to run ASP pages generated by Microsoft FrontPage. Specific questions about the installation, configuration, and use of FrontPage and FrontPage Server Extensions should be directed to Microsoft or its representatives.

When publishing ASP pages created with FrontPage, be aware that EnableParentPaths is set to No by default in the Sun Chili!Soft ASP configuration file. With this configuration, CreateObject ("Scripting.FileSystemObject") calls generated in the global.asa file by FrontPage will not work. This means that you must either change EnableParentPaths to Yes (using the Administration Console) or else ASP developers must change the code that FrontPage generated in the global.asa file to Server.CreateObject ("Scripting.FileSystemObject"). However, be aware that changing this setting from the default can create a security risk for your server. For more information, see "Configuring File System Access" in this chapter.

See also:

Managing the Web Server in this chapter

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