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12.24. Creating FTP Sites

Problem

You want to create an FTP site.

Solution

Using a graphical user interface

First, you need to install the FTP service:

  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel Add or Remove Programs.

  2. Click Add/Remove Windows Components.

  3. Select the checkbox for Application Server and click Details.

  4. Select the checkbox for Internet Information Services (IIS) and click Details.

  5. Select the checkbox for File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Service, click OK twice, and then Next.

  6. Click Finish after the wizard completes.

To create a new FTP site from scratch using a wizard, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

  2. In the left pane, expand the server node in the console tree.

  3. Right-click on the FTP Sites node, select New FTP Site to start the FTP Site Creation Wizard, and click Next.

  4. Type a descriptive name for your site and click Next.

  5. Assign an IP address to your site and click Next.

  6. Select the option Do not isolate users and click Next.

  7. Specify the path to the FTP home directory for your site and click Next.

  8. Specify access permissions to control access to your site and click Next then Finish.

To create a new FTP site using a previously saved configuration file, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

  2. In the left pane, expand the server node in the console tree.

  3. Right-click on the FTP Sites node and select New FTP Site (from file).

  4. Specify the path to the XML file containing your saved IIS configuration, click Read File, select the FTP ...

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