Re: I *hate* FrontPage

Ron Arts ( )
Thu, 19 Mar 1998 17:09:37 +0100

David Payer wrote:

> >Is it just me, or does everyone else have problems with the FrontPage
> >server extensions? 97 seemed stable enough, but after installing 98
> >yesterday, I was not impressed to find the permissions on my NTFS data
> >partiton had been reset to "Everyone...Full Control"
> >
> Permissions change when you don't do anything!
> You give permission explicitly to a user, but they can't log in.
> Or.... They can log into one site but not the other and you set them up
> identically (using the same userid for login to both).

We have been running Frontpage extensions for almost 2 years now,and it was
disastrous. Helpdesk time for NT hosting raised to 10 times that
of our unix servers (up from 2-3 times). Microsoft newsgroups were chockfull
of permission questions (we counted 500/day).
OTOH since the latest release of the extensions, we hardly have problems
any more (and starting with this release microsoft released source code, so
we dared installing it on our unix servers: with success).

Read the SERK (Server Extensions Resource Kit) front-to-back, and you
should be able to resolve your problems, the documentation has improved

Ron Arts

> I don't get it but it has happened too often and from what I have heard to
> too many people to be simply a fluke. It may be that it is affected by
> variables that are not defined well by MS up front.
> David Payer
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