We have discussed how to setup a website in IIS, and now we will discuss a setup FTP for Web site in IIS on Windows server.
We will use the Default FTP site in IIS where will create so called Virtual Directory.
Click Start, click Programs, click Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Services Manager.
Click the plus sign (+) next to the server name, then the plus sign next to FTP Sites, and then right click on Default FTP site – New – choose Virtual Directory.
This will start Virtual Directory Creation Wizard. Click Next. Then enter Virtual Directory Alias.
Type the alias you want to use to gain access to this virtual directory. Use the same naming conventions that you would for naming a directory. Then click Next again.
Enter FTP Site Content Directory path, or browse using the button at left.
In my case I will fallow the previous tutorial and will set the same for FTP site. This will allow uploading, editing, and managing the website using FTP.
On the next screen we have to setup the Virtual Directory Access Permissions.
Make your choice with the FTP permissions, and click Next to complete the wizard.
With this our FTP setup for Web site in IIS on Windows server finished, But if you try to login to the server via FTP there will be an error because we will need to create a user in Windows, and to setfolder permission in Windows first.
In these tutorials in order to reduce security issues, we will use Basic Authentication on the FTP site (will clear the Allow Anonymous Connections option). Then, the users must log on by using a user name and password that correspond to a valid Windows user account.
Filed Under: Windows 2003 Server
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