I have SOLVED the problem for FPSE 2K by the brute force method....
"Unable to create a web for the URL "/" because its root directory,
"d:\docs\aeicomp\" falls below the root of another web int he directory,
There *is* no web at d:\docs. I've spent hours trying to solve this one,
Well, turns out that the initial installation of IIS asks for the home
directory, where all future sites will be located. This defaults to:
c:\iis\wwwroot (or some such tree, wwwroot being the end, on C:)
Ick. C: sucks. 2 GB limit on the boot drive under NT, and for safety
and recovery, I make it a FAT drive, not NTFS (thus you can access the
drive by botting with a DOS floppy if you just MUST). But a FAT drive
cannot have any security, hence no FPSE. (No, don't think that far ahead
of me, I didn't do THAT).
Since I couldn't abide by having the web docs stored on a non-secure FAT
partition, I typed in a new location where permitted, during the Option
D:\DOCS (A many-gigabyte NTFS partition)
IIS then creates a DEFAULT WEB SITE in that directory! I always KILL that
site, since that's NOT what I want. I then install all directories under
Since they are all "on par" with each other, no site in a subdirectory of
another site (by definition, no "sub-webs" exist), there should be no
Remember that default web site it creates in the first directory you give
it? That was d:\docs, right? Well, I removed the site from the IIS Admin
pages using the MMC console, so there shouldn't be a front page web
there. But THERE WAS.
Deep inspection found _vti_cnf and other _vti* directories in d:\docs, the
usual hidden directories. I didn't think to look there for them, because I
did not remember there ever being a web installed at that "top level".
I stopped the web server, and removed these directories. I then re-BOOTED
the web server, and again tried to apply FPSE 2K to the site.
I did *not* get the error from before, and I do seem to have the ability to
now use the FPSE 2K tab in the MMC console, which I never could do before.
I have also been able to open the web (as Administrator) using FP98, and
have confirmed that the NT SAM account has proper permissions even now.
At 12:28 PM 9/22/99 -0600, you wrote:
>I am sure FP98SE do not support all 2000 functions, but FP2000 on the client
>end will interface fine with the FP98SE. I have used it plenty lately.
>So, what am I missing, and why should we install the FP2000SE then?
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Jeff Woods <email@example.com>
>Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 1999 8:34 AM
>Subject: Re: [NTISP] frontpage 2000 server Extensions
> > INSTALLING isn't the problem. RUNNING is. <sigh>
> > If you locate a clue, could I borrow it? Here's what I ran into:
> > Install went OK, but when I try to set up FPSE2K on a site, I am told:
> > "Unable to create a web for the URL "/" because its root directory,
> > "d:\docs\aeicomp\" falls below the root of another web int he directory,
> > "d:\docs".
> > There *is* no web at d:\docs. I've spent hours trying to solve this one,
> > and cannot.
> > At this point, I'm unable to even go back to FPSE98 without nuking the
> > site, either. Right now, I'm without FPSE at all, and will likely remain
> > At 09:02 AM 9/22/99 -0500, you wrote:
> > >HI
> > >
> > >Can anyone lead to some good doc. on how to install FrontPage 2000 Server
> > >Extensions on to iis 4.0 server.
> > >
> > >Thanks
> > >Thomas
> > >
> > >
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