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PSS ID Number: 170767

Article Last Modified on 5/8/2002

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Visual InterDev 1.0
  • Microsoft Visual InterDev 6.0

This article was previously published under Q170767


When trying to connect to a Visual InterDev project that has been put under SourceSafe control, you may get the following error message:

Unable to open Web project '<projectname>'
Server Error: INI File "" Section "Port 80" not found


There are two known causes of this error:

  • This is a FrontPage server extensions configuration error. The Frontpg.ini file is missing the section and entries similar to the following:

          [Port 80]
          frontpageroot=C:\Program Files\Microsoft FrontPage

    For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    197779 Error INI File "" Section "Port 80" Not Found

  • The \Winnt\Frontpg.ini file and the \Program Files\Microsoft FrontPage\Servsupp folder have insufficient NTFS permissions. The Interactive and Network groups need Read permissions on the above file and folder.

    For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    162144 FP97: Minimum NTFS File Permission Requirements


It is highly recommended that the server extensions be kept up to date with the latest releases. In addition to security enhancements, the latest versions of the FrontPage Server Extensions have more advanced diagnostic and troubleshooting features built in. You can check the version of your FrontPage Server Extensions by running the Front Page Administrator tool (Fpsrvwin.exe). A shortcut to this utility can be found under Start/Programs/NT Option Pack/Microsoft Internet Information Server. The latest version of the FrontPage Server Extensions can be found at the following Web site:

When you have ensured that you are running the most up to date version of the extensions, open the FrontPage Server Administrator utility and click the "Check and Fix" button to run a diagnostic exam of your extensions. The "Check and Fix" button replaces some missing files, INI entries, and adjusts permissions on files. When Prompted to "tighten security," click Yes. This will adjust permissions on the FrontPage webs and ensure that the anonymous account used by the Web server does not have Author or Administrate FrontPage permissions.


For the latest Knowledge Base articles and other support information on Visual InterDev and Active Server Pages, see the following page on the Microsoft Technical Support site:

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