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Server Error Converting a Sub Web to a Folder

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This article was previously published under Q215333

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When using the FrontPage Client to convert an existing sub Web to a folder on an Apache UNIX server, you get the following error message:
Server error: Cannot open file
"/usr/local/apache/share/htdocs/testweb/_vti_pvt/service.lck for writing,
where the testweb is the web you are trying to convert.

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The error is usually caused on UNIX because the sub Web is owned by a different UNIX user account than the root Web or parent Web.

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To resolve the problem, you can do the following:

Change the UNIX user of the Web you are trying to convert to a folder to the same account that owns the parent Web. You can use the Fpsrvadm.exe command-line utility in /usr/local/frontpage/version4.0/bin to do this by typing the following command at a command prompt:
./fpsrvadm.exe -o chown -p ipaddress:80 -w webname
Where ipaddress is the IP address for the virtual server and webname is the name of the Web you want to convert. You will be prompted for the user name; enter the user name from the root Web.

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions.

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Keywords: KB215333, kbpending, kbbug

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Article Info
Article ID : 215333
Revision : 2
Created on : 2/19/2007
Published on : 2/19/2007
Exists online : False
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