Microsoft KB Archive/250942

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Article ID: 250942

Article Last Modified on 2/22/2007


  • Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions

This article was previously published under Q250942


After you upgrade to the FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions, your Search components no longer work.

NOTE: This only affects Search components that use Index Server.


The FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions delete the .idq files and the _vti_bin directories in order to migrate them to the new location. In this case, the new location is the _vti_scripts directory, which is where FrontPage 2000 stores the .idq files when it creates a page or recalculates.

This deletion breaks the Search component because the .idq file no longer exists and therefore, cannot perform a search.


To resolve this problem, obtain Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a).

To obtain SR-1/SR-1a, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

245025 OFF2000: How to Obtain and Install Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a)


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1/SR-1a.


The .idq files get created when a page containing the Search component gets recalculated. Recalculating the entire Web is not a recommended solution because it can take a long time.

With the fix installed, during the upgrade, when the original .idq files still exist, FrontPage enumerates the files and searches for the entry containing the full path to the .htx file. From that, FrontPage gets the name of the page and inserts it into the recalculation queue, so that only pages containing Search components are recalculated.

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