Thanks for the info (I've posted the Microsoft article below). At least
in my case, the (Microsoft) Personal Web Server is not getting assigned
to ANY port, and will not run, even if you try to manually start it
(before using the FP-Explorer, as they suggest).
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Microsoft Knowledge Base
FP: "No Server on Port <Port Number> at '<Server Name>'"
Last reviewed: April
Article ID: Q150684
The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft FrontPage for Windows, version 1.1
Microsoft FrontPage 97 for Windows
When you attempt to create a new web or open an existing web in
FrontPage Explorer, the following message appears:
There is no server on port <port number> at '<Server name>'
where <port number> is the port to which your server is connected.
The auto-launch feature of the Personal Web Server functions only when
the server is running from port 80.
If your Personal Web Server is installed to a port other than 80,
start the Personal Web Server before you work with the
If you are using FrontPage 1.0 and you choose the full installation of
FrontPage 1.1 (as opposed to the upgrade), the
FrontPage Personal Web Server 1.1 is installed to port 8080.