Determine whether Forms Server is installed on a server

Check whether the Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.Server.dll and FormServer.aspx files are installed on the server.

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Problem

Forms Server was installed on a server and you need to verify its installation.

Solution

Check whether the Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.Server.dll is installed on the server.

Discussion

Microsoft Office Forms Server 2007 can be installed independently of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. It makes use of a Dynamic Link Library (DLL) called Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.Server.dll and an ASP.NET web page called FormServer.aspx. So to verify the installation of Forms Server you need to check whether the DLL is properly installed on the server and whether the ASP.NET page is present. You can do this as follows:

  1. Go to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\12.0\Bin\ and check whether Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.Server.dll is present in this folder.
  2. Go to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS\ and check whether FormServer.aspx is present in this folder.
  3. Open the .NET Framework 2.0 Configuration tool by going to Start > Settings > Control Panel, opening the Administrative Tools and then the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Configuration.
  4. Click on Manage the Assembly Cache listed under Tasks in the right panel of the .NET Framework 2.0 Configuration dialog box.
  5. Click on View List of Assemblies in the Assembly Cache under Tasks in the right panel of the .NET Framework 2.0 Configuration dialog box.
  6. Look whether Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.Server is listed among the DLLs that are registered in the Global Assembly Cache (GAC).
 
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