>The problem, however, is that I don't have direct access to our server
Then you can't do it.
A forum requires a database to store the data, plus some form of server side scripting. To host this yourself you will need a web server, database server and application server. You can't simply copy files to a file server if that is what you are asking.
> I'd imagine I can create a forum manually this way,
>then drop whatever is needed into the server folder (database, etc.?), but
No, this will not work.
>Trying to work around FTP, which I don't really
>understand anyway, is very frustrating! Thanks
FTP is simply a protocol that you can use to transfer files. It has nothing to do with your problem. Your problem appears to be that you do not have a web server to run your forum on.
>Can I create a forum on an external site,
>and just link to it? That seems easiest, but not ideal..
Unless you find a web server in house you can use, that is your only option.
Thanks for the reply!
I think it's pretty obvious I know little/nothing about the server we're using.. But I found ASP / JS files in the server folder, so does that help? I thought I read somewhere that ASP can be used to create things like forums and forms and such. "Server-Side Scripting?"
The files in the server folder are aspnet_client (folder) and smartNav.htm, smartnav.js, webuivalidation.js.
The forum was bugging me but it's not critical. We do, however, need well-working forms, hopefully to send info in a coherent email to a coworker. The "mailto:" isn't cutting it.
For this, isn't it something like creating a form in an .html, then posting/getting an .asp/JS file with script telling the html to send the form in email format?