Server Error: Error 2 opening registry key.. error



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Server Error: Error 2 opening registry key.. error

Postby John Dalberg » Sun, 09 Jan 2005 05:12:05 GMT

Running Windows 2000 server, Frontpage extensions 2000 upgraded 20
extensions 2002.
When I try to publish a page from a different computer using FP 2000 client
to one of the sites hosted by the server, I get the error below:
Server Error: Error 2 opening registry key "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared
Tools\Web Server Extensions\Ports\Port 80"

I checked the server, a server hosting different sites, and looked at that
registry key and found many entries under 'Ports' which looked like:
Port /LM/W3SVC/xxx: where xxx is a number.

I couldn't find an entry named 'Port 80'. I am not sure if this means it's
for the default website. Anyways, why am I getting this error?

John Dalberg

Re: Server Error: Error 2 opening registry key.. error

Postby The Trouble With Girls » Tue, 11 Jan 2005 03:21:18 GMT

I am also getting this same error message. I can't even log in to  FP.
I am on a Mac so am forced to use FP1.0.


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