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Microsoft KB Archive/170239

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FP97: Subweb on Virtual Server Fails Authentication on IIS

Article ID: 170239

Article Last Modified on 10/1/2001


  • Microsoft FrontPage 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q170239

For a Microsoft FrontPage 98 version of this article, see 194469.


When you attempt to open a FrontPage Web on a multi-homed Internet Information Server (IIS), you are repeatedly prompted to enter a valid username and password.


This behavior occurs while attempting to validate users on IIS when the authentication response is directed to a default server rather than the requested virtual server.


Turn the default server into a virtual server. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Uninstall the FrontPage Server Extensions from the default port.

The default port is 80.

  1. Start the Internet Service Manager.
  2. Double-click WWW Service.
  3. Click the Directories tab.
  4. In the "WWW Service Properties for <machine name>" dialog box, delete all _vti_* mappings that refer to the default port. (They will not have an address in the Address column.)
  5. Double-click the default server.
  6. In the Edit Properties dialog box, click to select the Virtual Server check box. In the Virtual Server IP Address box, type the IP address, and then click OK.
  7. Close the Internet Information Server Manager.
  8. Install the server extensions to the IP address that used to be the default server.

Keywords: kbprb KB170239