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Guest

I created a website to collect form information for an intranet. I followed
the database interface wizard through Frontpage to create the site. I can
see the pages fine in Frontpage, but when I try to test submitting form data
using Internet Explorer 7, I get the message:

The website cannot display the page
HTTP 500
Most likely causes:
The website is under maintenance.
The website has a programming error.

As you can probably tell, this is my first time creating a site using
Frontpage and I must have missed a step. Any help is appreciated.
 
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David Berry

That's a standard IE error message. In IE go to Tools, Internet Options,
Advanced and uncheck the box that says Show friendly HTTP Error messages.
This will show you the actual error. Then try the page again an post back
what the actual error is.
 
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David Berry

There are a number of things that can trigger the 500 error. Since this is
an ASP page the most likely cause is that the user is seeing IE's internal
error message that comes up when you have "Show friendly error messages"
checked in Internet Options, Advanced. Once you clear that you'll see the
actual ASP error message and then you can debug it.

See http://support.microsoft.com/?id=311766 for other causes and
troubleshooting.
 
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Guest

You can't see certain things (operations) if you don't actually publish the
page to the server. So you should first publish everything and then test it.
Testing as a "preview" is not a good idea. Also, make sure that you're
using a Windows-based server, that ASP is enabled and functioning properly,
and that your isp allows anonymas posts.
 

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