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About Fpsrvadm

The Fpsrvadm utility is a command-line application for UNIX and Microsoft® Windows NT®. It installs the Microsoft® FrontPage® Server Extensions on Web sites, and performs all administrative operations on FrontPage-extended webs, such as updating them with new server extensions, uninstalling the server extensions, and checking that the server extensions are properly configured on a FrontPage-extended web. Fpsrvadm can be run even when the Web server is not running (although the Web server administration service for your server may need to be running).

Fpsrvadm must run on the server machine containing the FrontPage Server Extensions. To remotely administer the FrontPage Server Extensions from a PC, use the Fpremadm utility or the HTML Administration Forms.

When you invoke Fpsrvadm, you supply an operation, of the form -operation CommandName and a set of command-line arguments in the form -argument value. For example, the following command upgrades the FrontPage Server Extensions on port 80 of the virtual server,

fpsrvadm.exe -operation upgrade -port 80 -multihost 

Each argument has a short form, shown in Fpsrvadm Command-Line Arguments. The sample command above, in short form, is:

fpsrvadm.exe -o upgrade -p 80 -m

For example, on a UNIX-based FrontPage Apache Patch Web server, here's how you would use Fpsrvadm to install the FrontPage Server Extensions on the new virtual server,

fpsrvadm.exe -o install -p 80 -m -u AdminName -pw AdminPassword
    -t apache-fp -s /usr/local/www/apache/conf/httpd.conf 
    -xu UNIXUserName -xg UNIXGroupName

Here's what the command and arguments mean:

  • -o install installs the FrontPage Server Extensions on the specified port of a virtual server.
  • -p 80 gives the port number.
  • -m is the domain name of the new virtual server.
  • -u AdminName, -pw AdminPassword are the name and password of the FrontPage-extended web's administrator. Using the FrontPage client, this administrator will be able to add authors and other administrators, and create and delete FrontPage-extended subwebs.
  • -t apache-fp is the server type, in this case the FrontPage Apache Patch Web Server.
  • -s /usr/local/www/apache/conf/httpd.conf specifies the location of the Web server's configuration file.
  • -xu UNIXUserName, -xg UNIXGroupName are UNIX accounts. The FrontPage Server Extensions will be set to read/execute access with the set user ID bit set to the given UNIX user name and group name.




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