Windows 2003 FTP

Hi

I have windows 2003 Server and currently have one FTP account on IIS6, the default FTP account. What i want to do is create FTP for each of my domain name and assign a username and password to the FTP account but I am not sure how to do this.

I tried creating a new FTP account (isolated users) and specified a directory and then added a user in the premissions properties. I also went to that directory and addded the user in security properties. When i used ftp client to login it says - 530 User <username> cannot log in, home directory inaccessible.

I would really appreciate anyones help on this one thanks...

David

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Pete LongConnect With a Mentor Technical ConsultantCommented:
Baah I hate IIS!

Try this instead (Its free)

Download 3Cdaemon
http://www.firewall.cx/download-s01-ftp.php
http://sec.spruce.se/fw1/archive/

Setting up 3CDaemon to act as an FTP server

First start up the software – consider putting a shortcut to it in your startup folder so it will start each time the PC/server boots up.
You navigate through the menus using the navbar on the left, click the button that says “FTP Server” and click it (it’s a bit like an outlook menu:0)

1.      To get up and running click the “Configure FTP Server” Icon that looks like a pen knife”
2.      The “User Directory” is where all the FTP files will be stored you can change this location should you wish.
3.      The first Page “FTP Profiles” is where you set up your users. By default the only user is anonymous, if you want a secure system you may want to remove this user. (By clicking the “Delete Highlighted Profile button)
4.      To add another user, just start typing and you will be typing in the profile name box. Enter a username. In the “User Directory” section you can set up what you want the user to have rights to do, i.e. download, upload, and rename files etc. Set the rights you wish to assign to the user.
5.      You will now need to create the users password, click “Set/Change Users Password” enter then re-enter to confirm the password, then click “Cancel”
6.      You MUST now click the Save Profile button.
7.      You will get a dialog button stating the profile was saved: just click OK.

Now you can test the FTP service

1.      Open a command prompt Start >Run >type “CMD” {enter}
2.      Type “telnet <ip address of your ftp server>” {enter}

You should get a message that looks like

220 3Com 3CDaemon FTP Server Version 2.0
User (<IP Address:(none)):

3.      Enter your username
4.      Enter your password

You should get

230 User logged in

You can now use standard FTP commands


!                delete          literal         prompt          send
?                debug           ls              put             status
append           dir             mdelete         pwd             trace
ascii            disconnect      mdir            quit            type
bell             get             mget            quote           user
binary           glob            mkdir           recv            verbose
bye              hash            mls             remotehelp
cd               help            mput            rename
close            lcd             open            rmdir

5.      If you get stuck use “?{enter}” to see a list of commands
6.      You can also connect to the FTP server using software for example CuteFTP or my favourite is LeapFTP.

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