When I attempt to help people who write about the problems they're having, I
often have difficulty distinguishing what web server they're using, and
especially when discussing database-connectivity problems, it is very
important that you specify what web server you're using. So, I'm posting
this message in the hope that it will help clarify this issue. Please use
the following conventions when identifying your web server:
"FP PWS" or "FrontPage Personal Web Server" - This is the server which came
with FP 1.0 and FP 97. It is a very limited server, and will not run ASP or
IDC, or even CGI. You can easily identify it by checking the location of the
webs on your hard drive: If they are located in the \FrontPage Webs\Content
folder then you are using this web server. It also doesn't use a browser for
administration, but an executable file called fpsrvwin.exe, located in your
\Program Files\FrontPage folder.
"MS PWS" or "Microsoft Personal Web Server" - This is the "other" web server
which came in the Bonus Pack of FP 97, and is the ONLY web server which
comes with FP 98. Webs on this server reside in the \Webshare\WWWRoot folder
on your hard drive. If you're running this, you should see an icon that
looks like a computer sitting in front of a globe, on your taskbar. It is
administered by browser. It will run ASP, IDC, and CGI.
Finally, there's "PWS 4.0." If you're running this server, you know it. You
have to download it from the MS web site and install it. So, I don't need to
describe that one.
Please DON'T just use "PWS" when identifying your web server. This doesn't
help in the slightest.
Specializing in Internet Database Connectivity
with IDC and ASP, and interactive Internet programming