Extending and Configuring Web Sites

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 with SP1

After you install FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions, you can extend a Web site and then customize the Web site by configuring several options. To configure FrontPage Server Extensions, use one of the HTML administration pages, such as the Server Administration page, which you can access through Microsoft SharePoint Administrator. You can also use the FrontPage Server Extensions command-line tools. For more information about using the command-line tools, see Using Command-Line Tools later in this appendix.

The HTML administration pages, which are automatically created when you install FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions, replace the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) interface for administering the FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions. You must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer to view and use these HTML administration pages. For more information about accessing the HTML administration pages, see Extending Web sites later in this appendix.

Microsoft SharePoint Administrator provides the following HTML administration pages to help you administer your FrontPage-extended Web sites:

  • Server Administration pages. Allow you to extend a Web site (make it a FrontPage virtual server) and administer settings for your Web server. You can also view a list of virtual servers on your Web server and obtain information about each one.

    For example, you can specify default settings for extended Web sites. You can also reset user passwords and specify which rights are available to assign to roles and users.

  • Virtual Server Administration pages. Allow you to globally control settings for any extended Web site (FrontPage virtual server) on your computer.

    A newly created extended Web site inherits settings from defaults set on the Server Administration pages. You can use the Virtual Server Administration pages to change these default settings and to specify what settings to use for subwebs of the extended Web site. For example, you can individually upgrade an extended Web site to FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions. You can also change configuration settings and set user account limits.

  • Site Administration pages. Control settings for each individual Web site that is part of a FrontPage rootweb or subweb.

    For example, you can manage users and roles; perform usage analysis tasks; create, merge, or delete subwebs; and perform server health checks on virtual servers.