FrontPage Server Extensions Resource Kit

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Nicholas Savalas -

Dear FPSERK users,

For archival purposes (and to get them off of my hard drive), I have
created a website that is the exact and original Microsoft FrontPage
2000 Server Extensions Resource Kit. You can find it at:

The following is quoted from that website, and therefore, from the
original FPSERK documents...

"The Microsoft(R) FrontPage(R) 2000 Server Extensions are a set of
programs on a Web server that support administering, authoring, and
browsing a FrontPage-extended Web site.

The FrontPage Server Extensions use the Common Gateway Interface
or the Internet Server Application Programming Interface (ISAPI), the
near-universal Web server extension mechanisms. They work with any
standard Web server, including commercial Web servers from Microsoft,
Netscape, Stronghold, and O'Reilly and Associates, and freeware and
shareware servers such as Apache and NCSA. The server extensions are
designed to be easily ported to all popular hardware and software
platforms for cross-platform Web-server compatibility.

Communication between a client computer and a Web server containing
the server extensions uses the same, open HTTP protocol that Web
browsers on a client computer use to interact with a Web server. No
file-sharing access on the Web server machine is needed, and neither
FTP nor telnet access is required. No proprietary file system sharing
calls are necessary to use the FrontPage Server Extensions.

When the FrontPage Server Extensions are installed on a Web server,
FrontPage-extended web authoring and administering functionality are
available from any computer that has the FrontPage client, whether
computer is on the Internet or on an intranet. The browse-time
functionality of the server extensions is available from any Web
browser. FrontPage Server Extensions allow you to do the following:

Administer FrontPage-extended webs.
This includes setting permissions for authors, administrators, and
site visitors. The FrontPage Server Extensions program that supports
administering FrontPage-extended webs is Admin.exe on UNIX systems
Admin.dll on Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R)-based systems.

Author FrontPage-extended webs.
This includes automatically maintaining hyperlinks, generating and
maintaining navigation bars across all pages, and automatically
formatting pages to give them a polished appearance. The FrontPage
Server Extensions program that supports authoring FrontPage-extended
webs is Author.exe on UNIX systems and Author.dll on Windows NT-based

Add functionality to your Web site.
This includes interactive discussion groups, hit counters, and search
forms. The FrontPage Server Extensions program that supports browse-
time functionality in FrontPage-extended webs is Shtml.exe on UNIX
systems and Shtml.dll on Windows NT-based systems.

The design of the FrontPage Server Extensions and the FrontPage
minimizes the need for costly file transfers over the Internet. When
an author using FrontPage opens a FrontPage-extended web from a Web
server containing the server extensions, information about the web,
such as its hyperlink map, is downloaded to the client machine so
FrontPage can display the information. However, the full set of pages
and other files that comprise the FrontPage-extended web remain on
Web server.

In FrontPage, a page is downloaded over the Internet only when it is
opened for editing in FrontPage or in another Microsoft Office
application. This is a very efficient mechanism: an entire Web site
can be changed directly on a Web server at the cost of downloading
editing a single file. For example, the Include Page component in
FrontPage can be used to include a company's address and phone number
in a footer on every page of the company's Web site. If the phone
number changes, only the page containing the address and phone number
need be downloaded and opened using the FrontPage client. Once the
phone number is updated and the page is saved, the phone number is
included on all other pages on the Web server by the FrontPage Server

On Microsoft(R) Windows(R)-based Web servers, the server extensions
integrated with the Microsoft(R) Visual SourceSafe(tm) version
system, which allows files to be checked in and out of the Web
The server extensions also support "light" check in and check out,
which do not require Microsoft Visual SourceSafe but still protect
authors from overwriting files that are currently being used by
another author.

Along with FrontPage, all Microsoft Office applications use the
extensions to open and save files that are stored in FrontPage-
extended webs. Microsoft(R) Visual InterDev(tm) also uses the
Server Extensions for the same purpose."

I hope that you all may find an informative
reference. Good luck; until I hear from you again, I remain,


Nicholas Savalas -

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