Tech Tip: Install FrontPage Server Extensions/Revoke CA certificates

Windows 2000 Professional: Install FrontPage Server Extensions

FrontPage Server Extensions support publishing from Microsoft FrontPage and certain FrontPage-specific features. You must install and configure FrontPage Server Extensions on computers running IIS before you can publish from FrontPage to the server.

To enable FrontPage publishing, browse to the Microsoft Office Downloads for FrontPage Web site, download the latest version of FrontPage Server Extensions, and run the downloaded executable to install the extensions.

After setup is complete, open the IIS console, right-click Default Web Site, and choose Properties. Select the Server Extensions tab, and click Settings to open the FrontPage Server Extensions configuration Web page.

You can configure the settings for the extensions from the configuration page. For example, use the Mail Settings group to specify an SMTP server and other e-mail settings that the server will use when submitting forms and other mail-related tasks. Use the Client Scripting group to specify the types of scripts that can run on the site. Use the Security Settings group to log authoring actions, require SSL for authoring, and allow authors to upload executables to the site.

Given that Windows 2000 Professional is limited to a maximum of 10 concurrent connections, it's unlikely that you'll need to configure performance with the Performance Tuning group. When you're satisfied with the settings, click Submit.

If you experience problems publishing from FrontPage to your Windows 2000 Professional computer, open the IIS console, right-click the site, choose All Tasks | Check Server Extensions 2002. If you still have problems, choose All Tasks | Remove Server Extensions 2002, and reinstall the extensions.

Windows 2000 Server: Revoke CA certificates

Certificates are valid for a certain period, depending on the configuration of the Certificate Authority (CA) that issued it. In some cases, it's necessary to revoke a certificate, such as when an employee leaves the company.

Follow these steps to revoke certificates with the Certificate Services console:

  1. Open and expand the CA, and select the Issued Certificates branch.
  2. Right-click the certificate in the right pane, and choose All Tasks | Revoke Certificate.
  3. Select a reason code from the Certificate Revocation dialog box, and click OK.
  4. Click Yes when prompted to proceed.

If you choose Certificate Hold as the reason code, you can later change the code, or even unrevoke, the certificate. To unrevoke a certificate, double-click the revoked certificate in the Revoked Certificates folder, and locate the certificate serial number. Next, open a command prompt on the CA, and issue the following command, replacing <serialnumber> with the number of the revoked certificate:

certutil -revoke <serialnumber> unrevoke

After revoking or unrevoking a certificate, you might need to republish the Certificate Revocation List (CRL), depending on when the next scheduled publication will take place. To publish the CRL immediately, right-click the Revoked Certificates branch, and choose All Tasks | Publish.

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