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BUG: Deploy Option in Microsoft Visual InterDev Is Not Supported by FrontPage Server Extensions 2002

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When you use the deploy option in Microsoft Visual InterDev client, you may receive the following error message when the server is running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions enabled:
Failed to deploy a file File name. The FrontPage Server Extensions on the server returned the following error: The version of the FrontPage server extensions running on the server is more recent than the FrontPage you are using. You need a more recent version of FrontPage. (error 0x4000c).
Note The Visual InterDev client is a wrapper to the Microsoft Web Publishing Wizard.

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The Fpwpp.dll driver file is a system-level component that is used by the Web Publishing Wizard to communicate with the FrontPage-enabled Web server. FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions is not compatible with Fpwpp.dll. Therefore, you may receive the error message that is described in the "Symptoms" section of this article.

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You may manually migrate the files that are to be published on the Web server that is running Microsoft Windows Server 2003. To do this, follow these steps:
1.Create a physical folder that is named TestDirectory under the following folder on the Windows Server 2003-enabled server:
2.Copy the files that are to be published to the TestDirectory folder.
3.Click Start, and then click Run.
4.In the Open box, type inetmgr, and then click OK.
5.In the Internet Information Services dialog box, expand the Web Sites folder, and then click Default Web Site.
6.Right-click Default Web Site, point to New, and then click Virtual Directory.
7.In the Virtual Directory Creation Wizard, click Next.
8.In the Alias box, type DestApplication, and then click Next.
9.In the Path box, type the path for the TestDirectory folder, and then click Next.
10. Click Next.
11.Click Finish.

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

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More information

Steps to Reproduce the Behavior

1.Click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0, and then click Microsoft Visual Interdev 6.0. By default, the New Project dialog box appears.
2.In the New Project dialog box, click Visual InterDev Projects, and then click New Web Project.
3.In the Name box, type SampleProject, and then click Open.
4.In the Web Project Wizard -- Step 1 of 4 dialog box, type the full computer name in the What server do you want to use? box, and then click Next.
5.In the Web Project Wizard -- Step 2 of 4 dialog box, click to select the Create a new Web application option, and then in the Name box, type SampleApplication.
6.In the Web Project Wizard -- Step 3 of 4 dialog box, click Next.
7.In the Web Project Wizard -- Step4 of 4 dialog box, click Finish.
8.On the Project menu, click New Deployment Target.
9.In the New Deployment Target dialog box, type http://TestComputer/DestApplication in the Deploy to (URL) box, where TestComputer is the name of the server that is running Windows Server 2003 with FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions enabled and where DestApplication is a virtual directory on TestComputer.
10.To close the dialog box, click OK.
11.On the Project menu, click Deploy, and then click the http://TestComputer/DestApplication link. The error message that is described in the "Symptoms" section of this article appears.
You may also notice a similar error when you use the Microsoft Visual J++ client.

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For additional information about manually migrating files to publish on a server, see the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site: For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
219050 HOW TO: Deploy Web Applications with Visual InterDev 6.0

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Keywords: kbbug, kbwebserver, kbdeployment, kbideproject, KB816634

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Article Info
Article ID : 816634
Revision : 5
Created on : 10/28/2003
Published on : 10/28/2003
Exists online : False
Views : 222