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Error message when you try to open a Web on a WebDAV server in FrontPage 2002 or in FrontPage 2003

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When you try to open a Web by clicking Open Web on the File menu on a WebDAV server, the following error message appears:
The Web server at "http://servername" does not appear to have the FrontPage server extensions installed.

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The Open Web command opens a Web if the Web server is using FrontPage Server Extensions or is a disk-based Web.

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To work around this problem, use the Open File command rather than the Open Web command. After you open the file, save it to the server.

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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More information

For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
289698 Error saving ASP file on IIS Web server using WebDAV
221600 Working with Distributed Authoring and Versioning (DAV) and Web folders
For more information about WebDAV, please visit the following Web site:
RFC 2518 HTTP Extensions for Distributed Authoring - WEBDAV

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Keywords: KB289697, kbnofix, kbbug

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Article Info
Article ID : 289697
Revision : 4
Created on : 4/6/2007
Published on : 4/6/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 412