I am trying to publish my frontpage web and getting the following
NTLM authentication failed code -2146893042
What do I do?
"I am trying to publish my frontpage web and getting the following message:
NTLM authentication failed code -2146893042"
Peter Perchansky, Microsoft FrontPage MVP & I.C.C.
PMP Computer Solutions
I have just moved my files from Windows98 to XP and, using Frontpage 2002,
publish a new Web that I had been working on. After File>Publish Web...,
Frontpage asked me where to put the web and I told it:
http://www.racesail.org, the location of my web site.
There was an immediate error message box popped up as follows:
Server error: Cannot open file C:\vwebs\racesail.org\_vti_pvt\service.lck
Now whenever I try File>Publish Web..., the same message box appears.
The difference between the W98 Frontpage is that it was storing its stuff in
C:\My Documents\My Webs\... Under XP, the path is now more complicated,
C:\Documents and Settings\Edward\My Documents\My Webs\... but really under
"My Documents" short cut.
Does anyone know why Frontpage has suddenly found it necessary to write into
the folder and file:
The "racesail.org" is my name, none of the other parts of the path make any
I took the new Web folder back to the W98 machine and saw exactly the same
error message. Now when I try and publish a different file that was working
perfectly well two months ago, again I get the error message the Frontpage
can't write onto the identical C:\...\service.lck file.
I searched this newsgroup and found some previous references to the
_vti_pvt\service.lck but the fix was to make sure that the lock file was not
in a readonly directory. I've get lock files in the web folders under "My
Webs". I don't know where the C:\vwebs\... folder came from.
Edward E.L. Mitchell
6707 Daniel Court
Fort Myers, FL 33908