Installing FrontPage Server Extensions for Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7

by Joe on Apr 2nd in Uncategorized


Installing FrontPage Server Extensions (FPSE) for Windows 2008 and IIS 7

Installing the FPSE under IIS 7 can be tricky, in fact I spent most of the morning trying to wrestle it down. Hopefully, this article can shed some light.

Finding FrontPage Server Extensions

This is the easy part. When Microsoft discontinued support for FrontPage extensions, Ready-to-Run software picked it up and is continuing to make it available here: http://www.rtr.com/fpse/

Installing FPSE

Again, this part is easy. Download the extensions, and run the program. May require a reboot.

Configuring your system

Here’s the fun part. Configuring IIS 7 for FrontPage extenstions is a multi-step process:

  1. Extend the virtual server
    1. Go to Start à Administrative Tools à Microsoft SharePoint Administrator
    2. Enter your user name and password
    3. Under the “Virtual Servers” click the “Extend” link for the server you wish to extend
  2. Enable Windows Authentication in IIS 7
    1. Go to Start à Administrative Tools à IIS 7
    2. On the left pane, select your site
    3. In the middle pane, double click “Authentication”
    4. In the middle pane, right click on “Basic Authentication” and select “Enable” from the context menu
    5. In the middle pane, right click on “Windows Authentication” and select “Enable” from the context menu
  3. You should be able to open the site administration from Start à Administrative Tools à Microsoft SharePoint Administrator at this time.

Geez, it doesn’t sound so complicated now that I look back at it. Hope this helps someone!!!

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