How To Create FTP Account In Windows Server 2008 R2 (Microsoft FTP Service 7.5)?

Requirements

Windows Server 2008 R2 comes with FTP Publishing Service 7.5. This new FTP service offers Web administrators and hosters an integrated management and configuration experience for FTP and Web sites through IIS Manager.

This step by step guide to show you how to create an FTP account in Windows Server 2008 R2.

Step By Step Guide

1) Create FTP Username

Open Start > Administrative Tools > Server Manager and go to Server Manager > Configuration > Local Users and Groups > Users. Create a new Windows user account that you want to use as FTP username. Usually you can use your domain name.

2) Create FTP Site

2.a Open Start > Administrative Tools >Internet Information Service (IIS) Manager and go to Sites > yoursite.com. Click "Add FTP Publising..." link in the right bottom corner.

2.b Make sure that the Certificates drop-down is set to "Not Selected" and that the Allow SSL option is selected.

2.c Select Basic for the Authentication settings. Choose "Specified users" from the Allow access to drop-down and type the username just created. Select Read and Write for the Permissions option.

2.d You have successfully added FTP publishing to an existing Web site. You can also change the physical path for the FTP Account. Click "Advanced Settings..." link in the right bottom corner. Change the physical path from "C:\Domains\sqlserverhost.net\wwwroot" to "C:\Domains\sqlserverhost.net". So you can access upper level folder.

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