To install the Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions on your Virtual Private Server, do the following according to your server O/S:

  • FreeBSD and Solaris
    Use vinstall to install the FrontPage extensions:

    % vinstall frontpage

    NOTE: You do not need to remove previous versions of the FrontPage extensions to install the FrontPage 2002 Extensions. Older versions will be upgraded to the new version.

    The Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Extensions are compatible with FrontPage 2002, 2000, and 98 Client Programs

  • If you don't know the VPS O/S, try the following:

NOTE: Do not use Ctrl-C to prematurely stop the installation. Doing so may create errors in your web server configuration file. You should allow the installation to fully run its course and close properly.

If you have Virtual Subhosts configured on your Virtual Server, you will need to make sure they are in the usr/local/etc/httpd/vhosts directory before you can successfully install the FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions.

You can use the vhostmv command to help you move your virtual subhosts if necessary.

% vhostmv

This command will move all your virtual subhost home directories, and attempt to rewrite the <VirtualHost> and access configurations in the web server configuration files. Use caution!!! Backup your files before using the vhostmv command!!! It has been tested with as many different virtual subhosting configurations as we can think of, but perhaps not your particular configuration!

If you are only moving some subhosts, or if you want to manually move your virtual subhosts to the ~/www/vhosts directory, and your server was setup prior to July 1, 1999, it is likely that a <Directory> directive will need to be created at the bottom of your ~/www/conf/httpd.conf file (or at the bottom of your ~/www/conf/access.conf file if you have three separate web server configuration files). The <Directory> directive you may need to add is as follows:

<Directory /usr/local/etc/httpd/vhosts>
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes
AllowOverride All
order allow,deny
allow from all

Removing the Server Extensions

To remove the FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions from your Virtual Private Server, use the vuninstall command.

% vuninstall frontpage

NOTE: Running vuninstall frontpage will remove both FrontPage 2000 and FrontPage 2002 extensions from your virtual server.

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