SharePoint Designer Error (The server could not complete your request..)

Error:”The server could not complete your request.  Contact your Internet service provider or Web server administrator to make sure that the server has the FrontPage Server Extensions or SharePoint Service installed.”
Some Time Sharepoint Designer gives you a weird error as stated above.. There may be various reasons behind this.. One might be the Page may contain webparts (custom) which is resulting in error. The quickest workaround would be

  1. Open the site, for example http://mossportal/site/default.aspx
  2. add “?contents=1” to the end of url, like this: http://mossportal/site/default.aspx?contents=1
  3. You have a Web Part Page Maintenance and if you have some web part error delete it
  4. Open the page with SharePoint Designer and all work correctly

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