Notice: This website is an unofficial Microsoft Knowledge Base (hereinafter KB) archive and is intended to provide a reliable access to deleted content from Microsoft KB. All KB articles are owned by Microsoft Corporation. Read full disclaimer for more details.

"The folder '/' is marked executable" error message when you save a page to a folder on a Web site based on IIS

View products that this article applies to.

This article was previously published under Q308451

↑ Back to the top


In Microsoft FrontPage, when you save a page to a content folder on a Web site based on Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS), you may 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.

↑ Back to the top


This problem may occur if the content folder you are trying to save a file that is configured to allow executable programs to run. You cannot save files to a folder that is set to run executable files.

↑ Back to the top


Configure the Web site to allow only scripts in the content folder to run. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start Internet Services Manager. To do this, follow the steps for your version of IIS:
    • For IIS 4.0:
      1. Click Start, point to Programs, and then click Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack.
      2. Click Microsoft Internet Information Server.
      3. Click 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 Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
      2. Double-click the Administrative Tools icon.
      3. Double-click the Internet Information Services icon.
  2. Right-click the Web site that you want to change, and then click Properties on the shortcut menu.
  3. Click the Home Directory tab.
  4. Configure the execute permissions for scripts only, and then click Apply.
  5. If you are prompted about Inheritance Overrides (meaning that several subfolders are configured with different execute permissions), do not select any _vti_bin path in any subfolder. If you do, you will not be able to access your Web site from FrontPage. You can override permissions settings on any folder that does not need execute permissions.
  6. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.

↑ Back to the top

More information

For more information about configuring the security settings for FrontPage Server Extensions and SharePoint Team Services from Microsoft, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
310932� How to obtain the SharePoint Team Services Administrator's Guide

↑ Back to the top

Keywords: KB308451, kbprb, kberrmsg

↑ Back to the top

Article Info
Article ID : 308451
Revision : 5
Created on : 1/31/2007
Published on : 1/31/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 405