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I like to use HTTP as opposed to FTP when I'm working on my web sites in Visual Studio 2008. My server is in house and running Windows Server 2008 with Internet Information Services version 7. It does not natively support Frontpage Server Extensions. Ready to Run software has FPSE available as a free download.

I downloaded and installed it on my server following all of the rules but was getting the dread "this site does not appear to have Frontpage Server Extensions installed." One of my sites (a DNN installation) was responding properly. The two others I have were not. After several days of head scratching the remedy turned out to be super simple. Sites in IIS7 are set with the Default App Pool as the default. I switched the sites to Classic App Pool and everything came alive.

So if you try to install FPSE on your Windows Server 2008 box (or Vista) keep in mind that FPSE likes a Classic App Pool.

Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 5:36 PM | Back to top


Comments on this post: Frontpage Server extensions for Windows Server 2008 and IIS7

# re: Frontpage Server extensions for Windows Server 2008 and IIS7
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I'm having a problem logging in through Visual Studio 2008 using a Windows user account that I setup as Admin for the Site through 'Authentication Rules'.
Admin and Users in the Administrators Group work fine. What am I missing?
Left by Doesn't work for me on Apr 26, 2010 12:05 PM

# re: Frontpage Server extensions for Windows Server 2008 and IIS7
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I suspect you are running Windows Server 2008 R2 with IIS 7.5. The discussion above assumes Windows Server 2008 (not R2) running IIS 7.0. It doesn't seem to work on IIS 7.5. I'd love to hear from anyone who know how to make this work on IIS 7.5
Left by Bud on Apr 26, 2010 12:35 PM

# re: Frontpage Server extensions for Windows Server 2008 and IIS7
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I'm using server 2008 and IIS7
Left by Doesn't work for me on Apr 26, 2010 12:37 PM

# re: Frontpage Server extensions for Windows Server 2008 and IIS7
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I had the same problem and this helped go from "the extensions are missing" to "you are not authorized to perform this operation". It never gives me a user/pw box so there is some permission on the site that throws me out but I can't figure out what it is. I have forms and anonymous authentication enabled. I would love to hear from someone that can help me from here. Thanks,
Terry
Left by Terry Harrison on Apr 29, 2010 2:36 PM

# re: Frontpage Server extensions for Windows Server 2008 and IIS7
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how do i remove / disable the frontpage extion on win2K8 server?
Left by sashi on Oct 15, 2010 1:39 AM

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