Creating A Web Page in SBS 2003 [Windows Small Business Server 2003 Best Practices book excerpt]

Hi gang – today’s post from my SBS 2003 purple book is a good one – it relates to creating a Web page in an SBS world. As you may know, each day I am posting up pages unitl SBS 2008 ships!


Harry Brelsford, CEO at smb nation

Microsoft Small Business Specialist SBSC, MBA, MCSE, MCT, MCP, CNE, CLSE, CNP

PS – did u know I host an annual conference in Seattle each october for SBSers and SMB consultants? This year we help launch SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server (EBS) between October 4-6!

Creating a Web Page in SBS 2003

In this section, you’ll create a Web site using FrontPage 2003, learn about hosting a Web site externally using Microsoft bCentral, and then understand how to use Internet Explorer to visit a Web site related to SBS.

Obtaining and installing FrontPage 2003

You can obtain FrontPage 2003 two ways. It is part of SBS 2003 premium edition, where you receive a one-license version of this Web page development application (which is what FrontPage 2003 is). You may also purchase it separately for $199 USD as a standalone application.

BEST PRACTICE: There is yet a third way to acquire FrontPage 2003: an Action Pack subscription. Action Pack, fully defined at, is available to Microsoft Partners who aren’t certified but otherwise are bona fide consultants, resellers, and system builders. Action Pack sells for $299 USD and includes over $25,000 USD worth of Microsoft server, client, and application software.

You will need to install FrontPage 2003 at this time to continue (this is a “normal” Microsoft application installation procedure).

BEST PRACTICE: Be sure to learn more about FrontPage 2003 at and select the FrontPage 2003 link.

Creating a Web Site

You will now create the Web page for SPRINGERS.

1                    Log on to the client computer PRESIDENT as NormH with the password Purple3300.

2                    Click Start, Programs, Microsoft FrontPage.

3                    A blank Web page appears in the default view of Microsoft Front Page. Type and format the following text, shown in Table 10-1, such that it appears similar to Figure 10-8.


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Table 10-1: Text input for SSL intranet Web page.

Figure 10-8

SSL Web page after entering Table 10-8 information.




Springer Spaniels Limited

Bold, 18-point, Arial, left-alignment

Bainbridge Island, WA

Bold, 14-point, Arial, left-alignment

Web Site

Bold, 18-point, Arial, center-alignment

Jaeger and Brisker’s Retirement Party – June 30th

Bold, Italic, 12-point, Times New Roman, left-alignment


4. Let’s take a moment to save the file we’re working on. Click File, Save and accept the default file name (springer_spaniels_

limited.htm). Click the Save button.

5. Click OK when the Save Embedded Files dialog box appears.

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6.         Click on the Preview tab. Your SPRINGERS Web page should look similar to Figure 10-9. If this is the case, proceed to the next section. Otherwise, make sure you haven’t overlooked a step above in the creation of this Web page.

Figure 10-9

Your SPRINGERS Web site should now look similar to this.

BEST PRACTICE: Clearly this example isn’t intended to make you a great Web master. Rather, you are introduced to FrontPage 2003. You will want to retain a Web master to properly build a Web page worth its salt!


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