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The error message you get:
“Dreamweaver could not connect you to the remote server. You cannot perform Contribute administration tasks without a connection to a remote server. Please fix the remote connection before continuing.”
is the error message you get when Dreamweaver connection to your website is not working. Check the connection in Dreamweaver (>Site>Manage sites>Choose site>click Edit>Remote info>test connection). Make sure this is wokring fine before you try administering your site in Contribute through Dreamweaver.
Sorry to butt in here, but I am having the same problem. I did check and double check (>Site>Manage sites>Choose site>click Edit>Remote info>test connection). Dreamweaver connects to the remote site/server with no problems, so then I go to Contribute in the manage sites and click Test, I get the same message ("Dreamweaver could not connect you to the remote server. You cannot perform Contribute administration tasks without a connection to a remote server. Please fix the remote connection before continuing.").
This makes no sense to me, does any one have a solution, workaround, anything to help with this problem.
All help is appreciated.
This is true.
I can upload files using Dreamweaver to the server.
My ISP has confirmed that I am on windows 2003 server.
I am asking them to confirm that I have full read and write access to the server (in my non server mind, I assume that I do, because I have been using DreamWeaver for the past 3 years on this site.
Any advice appreciated.
I overlooked the fact that I work within an organisational environment.
I am starting to realise that I may need them to do something.
I have contacted them to engage in the solution process.
Can you please try adding the DNS in your machine where DW is running?
Steps to add:
1) In the Network Connections, right click Local Area Connection.
2) Select Properties.
3) Select Internet Protocal (TCP/IP) and click Properties button.
4) Select the radio button Use the following DNS server addresses and provide your preferred DNS and Alternate DNS server addresses.
5) Click Advanced button and select DNS tab in the Advanced PCT/IP setting dialog.
6) Select the radio button "Append these DNS suffixes (in Order)" and add the values and also add DNS suffix for this connection.
7) Click ok and close all the dialogs.
Hope this helps.
I've got the exact same issue - my client just upgraded to the new Contribute and can't administer her site - she can't connect either because I can't enable this in DW.
I'm on a Mac.