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Microsoft FrontPage
RTR FrontPage Server Extensions for:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2


Purchasing and Installing RTR's FrontPage Server Extensions 2002 for IIS 8.5, IIS 8 and IIS 7.5

Purchasing and installing the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions 2002 for IIS 8.5, IIS 8 and IIS 7.5 is quick and easy.

The RTR FrontPage Server Extensions require an affordable and cost effective license. You can buy your license online; it only takes a couple of minutes!  Your first step is to visit the License Information page to determine:

  • The number of sites and subweb groups to purchase.
  • Whether your license will be Hosted, Floating or Node-Locked.

Important: Licenses are not refundable, but are upgradable.  However, your choice of Hosted, Floating or Node-Locked is permanent and cannot be changed.  Please choose the appropriate license.

After you have determined what kind of license to purchase, please use these steps to purchase and install your license:

Requirement:  You must use the server built in native administrator account, user name Administrator, to install the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions in Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. In Windows 8 and Windows 7, you may have to activate the user Administrator account in order to use it. You should locate it in Computer Management | System Tools | Local Users and Groups | Users folder. When activating the Administrator account, be sure to set a password to be able to administer the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions.

  • Domain Controllers do not have a built in native administrator account and therefore installation of the RTR FPSE is not supported on them
  • Installation of the RTR FPSE on a Domain Controller will fail
  • Use of a domain admin or local admin account to install the RTR FPSE will fail to complete successfully, even if no error messages are displayed

Use these steps to install the FrontPage Server Extensions on a virtual machine

Running the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions on a virtual machine requires a Floating license.  Furthermore, you must use a physical machine to run the license server.  The physical machine does not have to be the physical host of the virtual machine, but the virtual and physical machines must be able to connect to each other via TCP/IP.

To install the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions using a Floating license, follow these simple steps:

  • Install the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions on your virtual machine using the native Administrator account
  • Install the license server on your physical machine and retrieve your HostId
  • Purchase your Floating license online
  • Install your Floating license on your physical machine
  • Point your virtual server at your physical machine's license server
  • Start the license server on the physical machine

Here are the detailed steps to accomplish this:

  1. Please uninstall any previous version of the Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions 2002.  (Note: If you have it, is OK to leave FrontPage 2002 installed.)
  2. Download the correct version of the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions for your server
  3. Install them on your virtual machine.  (Please wait until step 11 below before trying to use them to extend any webs.)
  4. Copy the c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\50\rlm directory from your virtual machine to the physical machine where you will run the license server.  Alternatively, download rlm.zip and unzip it on your physical machine.  Note that the rlm directory can be installed anywhere, it is not necessary to put it into a "c:\Program Files" directory.
  5. Open a command shell on your physical machine, and use the cd command to navigate to the rlm destination directory you created in the previous step.
  6. In the command shell, run the rlmhostid program, and then record the first of the 12 character HostId groupings that it displays.
    • Example: 000456d87f54 000456d87f53 005845b00001 005845b00005
    • When executing the rlmhostid.exe program, it may report more than one 12 character Host ID grouping.
    • If the first grouping returns a 'Bad Hostid: This HostId appears to be from a Virtual Machine' error, please try the other groupings, in order.
  7. Visit the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions Shopping Cart and purchase a license:
    1. Choose "More Info >>" under the "FPSE Web Site License - from $5" heading.
    1. Set "Per site license fee" to the number of subwebs you wish to purchase, leave "Floating/Node locked" set to it's default ("Floating"), enter your HostId, and click "Add to Cart +".
    2. You will now see your cart.  The "# Sites" defaults to "1", change this to the number of sites you wish to purchase and click the "Update Cart" button.
    3. Click the "Checkout" button.
    4. Pay for your license using a credit card or PayPal.  During the checkout, you will provide your email address.
  8. Within a few minutes you should receive an email with an attached license file; this email will be sent to the address you used during PayPal checkout.  Save a copy of the attached license file into the rlm directory (the same directory as rlm.exe).

    Notes:

    • You can save the license file using the name from the attachment (rtr_fpse.lic) or using any other name ending in ".lic".  The important thing is to put your license onto the physical machine in a file on the physical machine that ends in the ".lic" extension; this file must be located in the rlm directory (the same directory as rlm.exe).
    • There is an alternative using the license file from the email: after purchasing your license, you can visit the License Retrieval page, enter your HostId, click "Download Product", then save the rtr_fpse.lic file into your rlm directory on the physical machine.
  9. In your command shell  (still parked in the rlm directory), run "rlm" to start the license server.  RLM outputs a list of license files, make sure your license file (rtr_fpse.lic) is in the list.
  10. Return to your virtual machine and edit the server extensions' license file to point to your license server:
  • Start a notepad and edit the file c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\50\rtrfpse.lic
  • Remove the text from the file
  • Enter the following line in the file:
    • HOST myLicenseServerHostNameOrIP any 5053
  • Change the second token on the HOST line from "myLicenseServerHostNameOrIP" to the host name or IP address of the physical machine where your license server is running.
  • SAVE and Close the file:
  • You can now work with the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions.  The FrontPage Server Extensions function just as they did in previous versions.  Please remember that first you need to visit the FrontPage Server Extensions 2002 Administration website to extend your webs; you can access this website by opening the "Microsoft SharePoint Administration" site in the IIS Manager and then hitting the "Browse" link in the Actions pane.
  • Please visit the License Manager Information page for detailed information, such as the ports used by the license manager and how to run the license manager as a service.

    Use these steps to install the FrontPage Server Extensions on a physical machine using a Floating license

    Because you are running the FrontPage Server Extensions a physical machine, the easiest procedure is to use the same physical machine to run the license manager.

    Note: If you want to use different physical machines to run the FrontPage Server Extensions and the license manager, please use the above virtual machine procedure and pretend that your FrontPage Server Extensions machine is a virtual machine.

    To install the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions using a Floating license served on the same machine, follow these simple steps:

    • Install the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions using the native Administrator account
    • Retrieve your HostId
    • Purchase your Floating license online
    • Install your Floating license
    • Point your FrontPage Server Extensions at your local license server
    • Start the license server

    Here are the detailed steps to accomplish this:

    1. Please uninstall any previous version of the Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions 2002.  (Note: If you have it, is OK to leave FrontPage 2002 installed.)
    2. Download the correct version of the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions for your server
    3. Install them on your server.  (Please wait until step 10 below before trying to use them to extend any webs.)
    4. Open a command shell on your physical machine, and use the cd command to navigate to the c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\50\rlm directory.
    5. In the command shell, run the rlmhostid program, and then record the first of the 12 character HostId groupings that it displays.
      • Example: 000456d87f54 000456d87f53 005845b00001 005845b00005
      • When executing the rlmhostid.exe program, it may report more than one 12 character Host ID grouping.
      • If the first grouping returns a 'Bad Hostid: This HostId appears to be from a Virtual Machine' error, please try the other groupings, in order.
    6. Visit the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions Shopping Cart and purchase a license:
      1. Choose "More Info >>" under the "FPSE Web Site License - from $5" heading.
      2. Set "Per site license fee" to the number of subwebs you wish to purchase, leave "Floating/Node locked" set to it's default ("Floating"), enter your HostId, and click "Add to Cart +".
      3. You will now see your cart.  The "# Sites" defaults to "1", change this to the number of sites you wish to purchase and click the "Update Cart" button.
      4. Click the "Checkout" button.
      5. Pay for your license using a credit card or PayPal.  During the checkout, you will provide your email address.
    7. Within a few minutes you should receive an email with an attached license file; this email will be sent to the address you used during PayPal checkout.  Save a copy of the attached license file into the rlm directory (the same directory as rlm.exe).

      Notes:

      • You can save the license file using the name from the attachment (rtr_fpse.lic) or using any other name ending in ".lic".  The important thing is to put your license into a file that ends in the ".lic" extension; this file must be located in the rlm directory (the same directory as rlm.exe).
      • There is an alternative using the license file from the email: after purchasing your license, you can visit the License Retrieval page, enter your HostId, click "Download Product", then save the rtr_fpse.lic file into your rlm directory.
    8. In your command shell  (still parked in the rlm directory), run "rlm" to start the license server.  RLM outputs a list of license files, make sure your license file (rtr_fpse.lic) is in the list.
    9. Edit the server extensions' license file to point to your license server:
      1. Start a notepad and edit the file c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\50\rtrfpse.lic
      2. Change the second token on the HOST line from "myLicenseServerHostNameOrIP" to "localhost".
    10. You can now work with the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions.  The FrontPage Server Extensions function just as they did in previous versions.  Please remember that first you need to visit the FrontPage Server Extensions 2002 Administration website to extend your webs; you can access this website by opening the "Microsoft SharePoint Administration" site in the IIS Manager and then hitting the "Browse" link in the Actions pane.

    Please visit the License Manager Details page for detailed information, such as the ports used by the license manager and how to run the license manager as a service.

    Use these steps to install the FrontPage Server Extensions on a physical machine using a Node-Locked license

    To install the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions using a Node-Locked license, follow these simple steps:

    • Install the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions using the native Administrator account
    • Retrieve your HostId
    • Purchase your Node-Locked license online
    • Install your Node-Locked license

    Here are the detailed steps to accomplish this:

    1. Please uninstall any previous version of the Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions 2002.  (Note: If you have it, is OK to leave FrontPage 2002 installed.)
    2. Download the correct version of the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions for your server
    3. Install them on your server.  (Please wait until step 8 below before trying to use them to extend any webs.)
    4. Open a command shell on your physical machine, and use the cd command to navigate to the c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\50\rlm directory.
    5. In the command shell, run the rlmhostid program, and then record the HostId that it displays.
    6. Visit the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions Shopping Cart and purchase a license:
      1. Choose "More Info >>" under the "FPSE Web Site License - From $5" heading.
      2. Set "Per site license fee" to the number of subwebs you wish to purchase, change "Floating/Node locked" to "Node locked", enter your HostId, and click "Add to Cart +".
      3. You will now see your cart.  The "# Sites" defaults to "1", change this to the number of sites you wish to purchase and click the "Update Cart" button.
      4. Click the "Checkout" button.
      5. Pay for your license using a credit card or PayPal.  During the checkout, you will provide your email address.
    7. Within a few minutes you should receive an email with an attached license file; this email will be sent to the address you used during PayPal checkout.  Save a copy of the attached license file into c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\50 directory.

      Notes:

      • Note that the email attachment contains a file named rtr_fpse.lic and the c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\50 directory contains a stub file named rtrfpse.lic. You can save the license file using the name from the attachment (rtr_fpse.lic), you can overwrite the rtrfpse.lic file, or you can save the license into any other file name ending in ".lic".  The important thing is to put your license into a file that ends in the ".lic" extension; this file must be located in the c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\50 directory.
      • There is an alternative using the license file from the email: after purchasing your license, you can visit the License Retrieval page, enter your HostId, click "Download Product", then save the rtr_fpse.lic file into your c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\50 directory.
    8. You can now work with the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions.  The FrontPage Server Extensions function just as they did in previous versions.  Please remember that first you need to visit the FrontPage Server Extensions 2002 Administration website to extend your webs; you can access this website by opening the "Microsoft SharePoint Administration" site in the IIS Manager and then hitting the "Browse" link in the Actions pane.

    Use these steps to install the FrontPage Server Extensions on a virtual or physical machine using a Hosted license

    Running the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions on a virtual or physical machine without the license server (rlm.exe) requires a Hosted license.  You do not need a physical machine to run the license server.  The RTR FPSE IIS Server machine must be able to connect to the RTR License Server via TCP/IP.

    To install the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions using a Hosted license, follow these simple steps:

    • Install the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions on your machine using the native Administrator account
    • Retrieve your RTR FPSE IIS Server's IP address
    • Purchase your Hosted license online
    • Install your Hosted license password file on your RTR FPSE IIS Server machine
    • Point your server at the RTR Hosted License Servers

    Here are the detailed steps to accomplish this:

    1. Please uninstall any previous version of the Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions 2002.  (Note: If you have it, is OK to leave FrontPage 2002 installed.)
    2. Download the correct version of the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions for your server
    3. Install them on your machine.  (Please wait until step 8 below before trying to use them to extend any webs.)
    4. Record the IP address of your machine
    5. Visit the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions Shopping Cart and purchase a license:
      1. Choose "More Info >>" under the "FPSE Web Site License - Hosted License Server - from $5" heading.
      2. Set "Per site license fee" to the number of subwebs you wish to purchase, enter your IP address, and click "Add to Cart +".
        • You may use the wild card '*' for the last 2 octets of the IP address to allow for DHCP assigned addresses.
      3. You will now see your cart.  The "# Sites" defaults to "1", change this to the number of sites you wish to purchase and click the "Update Cart" button.
      4. Click the "Checkout" button.
      5. Pay for your license using a credit card or PayPal.
    6. Within a few minutes you should receive an email with an attached password file; this email will be sent to the address you used during PayPal checkout.  Save a copy of the attached password file into the c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\50\ directory (the same directory as rtrfpse.lic).

      Notes:

      • You must save the password file using the name from the attachment (rtr_fpse.pwd).  The important thing is to put your password file with the same name onto your machine in the c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\50\ directory (the same directory as rtrfpse.lic).
      • If you misplace the password file from the email: after purchasing your license, you can visit the Password Retrieval page.  You will enter the email address and IP address used to obtain the license.  Click "Continue".  Your password will be emailed to you.  Save the attached password file into a rtr_fpse.pwd file on your machine in the c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\50\ directory (the same directory as rtrfpse.lic).
    7. Edit the server extensions' 4 license files to point to the RTR license server: and failover servers
      1. Start a notepad and edit the file c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\50\rtrfpse.lic
      2. Remove the text from the file
      3. Enter the following line and then SAVE and Close the file:
        • SERVER license.ready-to-run.com ISV rtr port=5052
      4. Start a notepad and edit a new  file c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\50\rtrfpseFail2.lic
      5. Remove any text from the file
      6. Enter the following line and then SAVE and Close the file:
        • SERVER license2.ready-to-run.com ISV rtr port=5052
      7. Start a notepad and edit a new  file c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\50\rtrfpseFail3.lic
      8. Remove any text from the file
      9. Enter the following line and then SAVE and Close the file:
        • SERVER license3.ready-to-run.com ISV rtr port=5052
      10. Start a notepad and edit a new  file c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\50\rtrfpseFail5.lic
      11. Remove any text from the file
      12. Enter the following line and then SAVE and Close the file:
        • SERVER license5.ready-to-run.com ISV rtr port=5052
    8. You can now work with the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions.  The FrontPage Server Extensions function just as they did in previous versions.  Please remember that first you need to visit the FrontPage Server Extensions 2002 Administration website to extend your webs; you can access this website by opening the "Microsoft SharePoint Administration" site in the IIS Manager and then hitting the "Browse" link in the Actions pane.

    Please visit the License Manager Details page for detailed information, such as the ports used by the license manager and how to run the license manager as a service.


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