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How to Set CGI-BIN to Executable in the MMC

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This article was previously published under Q215486

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When you configure a CGI-BIN directory in the content area of your Web and attempt to use the FrontPage Server Extensions Administrator or the FrontPage snap-in to the Internet Services Manager to mark it executable, the Tasks option is unavailable (grayed) and you cannot make it executable.

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To resolve this problem, use the appropriate server's administration tools to mark the directory executable.

Alternatively, you can use the Fpsrvadm.exe program to mark the folder executable. Fpsrvadm.exe is located in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\40\Bin\Fpsrvadm.exe. If you browse to this directory using Windows Explorer, and double-click on Fpsrvadm.exe, you get a command prompt. Select option 11 and set the directory to executable.

If CGI-BIN is located in the root Web of the server at http://server/cgi- bin, and this is a single-hosted server on port 80, use the following steps:
  1. Double-click Fpsrvadm.exe to get a command prompt.
  2. Enter option 11 to set the directory to executable.
  3. Enter port [80]: If your server is on a different port, enter it here, otherwise press the Enter key to accept the default 80. If this is a multihosted server, enter host name:80).
  4. Enter Web name []: This is the URL of a directory, relative to the root of the content area, such as /myweb. If CGI-BIN is in the content area of the root, then there is no need to enter a Web name).
  5. Enter destination URL []: /cgi-bin. This is the URL of a folder in the Web relative to the root of the content area such as /myweb/cgi- bin. If CGI-BIN is in the content area of the root, then you should enter /cgi-bin.

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

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Keywords: KB215486, kbbug

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Article Info
Article ID : 215486
Revision : 2
Created on : 2/21/2007
Published on : 2/21/2007
Exists online : False
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