Update: 01-Aug-2011

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FPSE for IIS 7.5 (Windows 2008 R2\Windows 7) is available now for download from the follwoing link:

http://www.rtr.com/fpse/Win2008R2/

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Original Post:

Action
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Trying to create a new website on IIS 7.5 remotely using Visual Studio 2008.

Problem
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Unable to create new website. Visual Studio giver error message that Front Page server extensions are not installed on the server.

Cause
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IIS 7.5( Windows 2008 R2 server) doesn’t support FPSE.
http://forums.iis.net/t/1162340.aspx
<http://www.rtr.com/fpse/faq1.htm#Windows 7 and the FrontPage Server Extensions>

Resolution
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There is another way we can achieve the same, and that is using WebDav.

The following article explains the steps we need to follow to do the same:
http://weblogs.asp.net/hpreishuber/archive/2008/04/29/visual-studio-iis-7-and-webdav.aspx

1.     Installing and configuaring Webdav on the server.
http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/350/installing-and-configuring-webdav-on-iis-7/
2.     On the client machine, run the following command in command prompt. Use “Run As administrator” to open command prompt. This will map the drive to webdav site.
net use X: http://servername:port/
3.     In VS2008, Create new website. Use File system option and enter location as the mapped drive location i.e. X:\Website1