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Article ID: 232532 - Last Review: October 21, 2013 - Revision: 2.5

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When you are authoring pages in Microsoft FrontPage 2000, the Database Results Region only functions on Web servers that have Active Server Pages (ASP) and the FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions installed, or on disk-based Webs. The Database command on the Insert menu in FrontPage is unavailable if the Web server that the page is opened from does not support Active Server Pages.


If you are authoring on a Web server, the database features are available only if the following conditions are true:
  • The Web server is configured to use Active Server Pages.
  • The Web server has version (or later) of the FrontPage Server Extensions installed.
All the Web servers that are available with the Microsoft Windows NT 4 Option Pack have native support for Active Server Pages. Microsoft Internet Information Server on Microsoft Windows 2000 Server and Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional has native support for ASP. Internet Information Server (IIS) 3, Microsoft Peer Web Services 3, IIS 5.1, IIS 6.0, and Microsoft Personal Web Server version 1 can support ASP after the ASP add-on is installed.

Asp.exe is also available on the FrontPage 98 CD in the \60 Minute Intranet Kit\60 Minute Intranet Kit\Modules directory.

Complete database functionality is only available if the Web server also has Microsoft Data Access Components 2.1 (MDAC), FrontPage 2000, or Office 2000 installed.

To download MDAC 2.1 or a later version, visit the following Microsoft Web site: (
Note MDAC 2.1 is also installed with the FrontPage client software or Office 2000. If you are authoring a disk-based Web, the database features are available; however, they will not function until the Web is published to a Web server as previously described.

If you have used the Page Options dialog box to clear the Active Server Pages check box, the Database menu item will not be available even if the Web server you are editing on can support it.

The Database menu will not be available if your Web server is running Chili!ASP. Yet, browsing ASP pages is available.

For more information about how to use Chili!ASP and FrontPage, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
225204  ( ) FP2000: Using FrontPage database features on servers running Chili!ASP


For more information about the database functionality dependence on MDAC 2.1, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
216900  ( ) Database connection requires ADO for inserting or browsing database results

  • Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Standard Edition
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