FrontPage® 2002 Server Extensions on SnowCrest
SnowCrest has installed the Microsoft
FrontPage ® 2002 Server Extensions on our web server.
This means that with Microsoft FrontPage ® 2002 and
Microsoft FrontPage ® 2000, you can use the "Publish
Web" function to upload your web pages to our server. Also,
FrontPage Components will work. Some common questions and answers
How do I use FrontPage
1. Connect to the Internet.
2. Run FrontPage.
3. If the "Getting Started" window does not come up, select
"Open FrontPage Web" from the file menu.
4. Make sure "Open an Existing FrontPage Web" is selected,
and click on the "More Webs..." button.
5. Underneath the words "Select a Web Server or disk location:",
type "www.snowcrest.net" (without the quotes).
6. Click the "List Webs" button.
7. After a minute or so, the list of webs will show up in
the "FrontPage Webs found at location" box.
8. Select your username from the list, and click the "OK"
9. Enter your username and password, and click the "OK"
10. Your web should load. You can make changes, and use
the "Publish FrontPage Web" function to upload files to
the web server.
11. When you are finished, select "Close FrontPage Web"
from the File menu.
How do I use the Publish
1. Connect to the Internet.
2. Open FrontPage with the web that you want to publish.
3. Go to the "File" menu, and select "Publish Frontpage
Web" from the menu.
4. In the Publish window that comes up, click on "More Webs".
5. Type in "http://www.snowcrest.net/username" where
username is your account name.
6. Click on OK.
7. If a window comes up asking for your username and password,
enter them and click OK.
8. Wait for FrontPage to publish your web. This may take
some time, depending on how large your web is. When it is
done, you should see your changes on your web site.
What are all these new
directories in my web area?
The FrontPage Server Extensions installation
creates several new directories. These directories are:
FrontPage may also create several more _vti_cnf directories
in already existing subdirectories. This is normal. In addition,
several .htaccess files are created. These files are critical
system files, and should not be deleted.
I can't use the Publish
Web function because I don't know the correct username and
Normally, the username and password
should be the same ones you use to check your e-mail. However,
if you find that you still can't get it to work, then you
should write an e-mail to email@example.com.
FrontPage won't let me
create a new web, use the Permissions item from the Tools
menu, or change the web name.
For security purposes, these functions
have been disabled.
I have a custom domain
name with SnowCrest. Is there anything special I need to know?
If you have a custom domain name, you
can access your page by typing in your web server name instead
of www.snowcrest.net in step 5 of the procedure above. You
then select the "<Root Web>" from the menu, and go
In addition, custom domain users have
some additional files in their directory. In particular,
the "_vti_inf.html" file, and the "postinfo.html" file are
both critical files for the correct operation of FrontPage
and should not be deleted.
Where can I find more
information on FrontPage?
Check out Microsoft's
Back to SnowCrest's
Technical Support Area