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You receive a "The folder '/' is marked executable" error message when you save a page in a FrontPage 2000 Web


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This article was previously published under Q219110

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Symptoms

When you save a page in a FrontPage Web, you receive the following error message:
Server error: The folder "/" is marked executable. You are not allowed to put files into an executable folder on this server.
NOTE: This error message may vary depending on the folder to which you are saving. You may receive this message multiple times with different folder names.

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Cause

The Web server you are using is configured to allow executable programs in the content folder where you are attempting to save a file. For security reasons, if the folder is set to executable, you cannot place files into the folder.

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Resolution

On a Web server that is running Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS), configure the Web site to allow only scripts to run in the content folder. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Open the Internet Services Manager. To do this, follow the steps for your version of IIS:
    • For IIS 4.0:
      1. On the Windows Start menu, point to Programs, and then click Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack.
      2. Click Microsoft Internet Information Server.
      3. Select Internet Service Manager.
    • For IIS 5.0:
      1. On the Windows Start menu, point to Programs, and then click Administrative Tools.
      2. Select Internet Services Manager.
    • For IIS 5.1:
      1. On the Windows Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
      2. Double-click the Administrative Tools folder.
      3. Double-click the Internet Information Services icon.
  2. Right-click the affected Web site, and then click Properties on the menu that appears.
  3. Click the Home Directory tab.
  4. Configure the execute permissions for scripts only, and then click Apply.

    NOTE: If you are prompted about Inheritance Overrides, do not select any _vti_bin path in any subfolder. Doing so will make your Web Site inaccesible through FrontPage. Inheritance Overrides indicates that several subfolders in the Web site are configured with different execute permissions. With that exception in mind, you may choose to override permissions settings on any folder that does not need execute permissions.
  5. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.

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Workaround

To work around this behavior, you can configure the FrontPage Server Extensions to allow Web authors to upload executable programs.

WARNING: You should not configure production Web servers to allow Web authors to upload executable programs. If you choose, you can allow Web authors to upload executable programs to a development Web server or if you have an environment where you know and trust the Web authors.

To configure this setting on a Web Server running Microsoft Internet Information Services, follow these steps:
  1. Open the Internet Services Manager. To do this, follow the steps for your version of IIS:
    • For IIS 4.0:
      1. On the Windows Start menu, point to Programs, and then click Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack.
      2. Click Microsoft Internet Information Server.
      3. Select Internet Service Manager.
    • For IIS 5.0:
      1. On the Windows Start menu, point to Programs, and then click Administrative Tools.
      2. Select Internet Services Manager.
    • For IIS 5.1:
      1. On the Windows Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
      2. Double-click the Administrative Tools folder.
      3. Double-click the Internet Information Services icon.
  2. Right-click the computer name and then click Properties on the menu that appears.
  3. Click the Server Extensions tab.
  4. Click to select the Allow authors to upload executables check box.
  5. Click OK to quit the Properties dialog box.

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More information

For additional information about configuring the security settings for FrontPage Server Extensions, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
310931� How to find the FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions Resource Kit (SERK)

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Keywords: KB219110, kbprb, kbwebpublishing, kbwebserver, kbsavefile, kberrmsg, kbpermissions, kbconfig

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Article Info
Article ID : 219110
Revision : 4
Created on : 2/21/2007
Published on : 2/21/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 322