Why is the FrontPage "Server" menu item dimmed?

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If you're using the FrontPage software to password-protect some directories on your site, you may find that the "Server" item in the "Tools" menu is dimmed.

FrontPage only enables this menu item if you're connected directly to the server, rather than editing a copy of the files on your own hard disk. We don't normally recommend directly connecting to the server, but it's necessary if you want to add password protection.

The FrontPage documentation explains this in more detail, but the quick guide below should allow you to make the changes you need if you're careful.

Connecting directly to the server

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