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Setting up FTP

I need to setup an FTP site on a w2k03 box. This site needs only be accessable by one user and will need it's own directory. For the life of me I can't get this to work. I have gone through the setup as i know and when I try to cmd line into it it tells me the home directory is inaccessible. Please give me a hand figuring this out before I go nuts!
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riotzCommented:
follow the steps for windows 2000..

==> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=239120

greets riotz
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cebrooks03Author Commented:
ok, now I have another problem. Local Security Setting are not listed in Admin Tools and I can't remember how to get to them........
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riotzCommented:
start -> administrative tools -> local security policy

or start -> run -> secpol.msc /s

i dont realy think that the local security settings where necessary too..
maybe you should try it without that once
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cebrooks03Author Commented:
ok, the option to add users to the police is grayed out. not sure what's up with that.......
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riotzCommented:
it sounds to me like you dont have the proper privilges..
make sure youre in the "administrator group"
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cebrooks03Author Commented:
I'm logged in with an admin account. Still won't let me add users to the local policy.......
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Dave_DietzCommented:
Your user will need 'Log on locally' in order to use FTP.

If the policy entry is grayed out I would also assume it has a different icon representing it that likely indicates this policy is set at a higher level (probably default domain security policy) and this one inherits it.

You will need to either add the user to *that* policy, get this machine excluded from the policy or set the policy entry at the higher level to 'Not defined'.

Once this is done you should be able to add the user to the Local Security policy.

Dave Dietz
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riotzCommented:
so much about all the advices you got from me..

thanks!
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smear3Commented:
I have recently set up an ftp by using the default FTP on a Win2k3 box.  And just like you I ran into some issues.  If you follow the ftp directions on the Microsoft Support site: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;323384
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http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;816525
this site is pretty good too:
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Creating-Configuring-FTP.html

The other thing to make sure of is that if you have a router you need to open up port 21 to the ip address of the ftp server.  Also I wanted it to be more secure then the anonomous one so I set it up isolated.  The one thing that all the tutorials didn't mention is that there was the FTP folder where Ftp goes by default which is inetpub\ftproot  If you go isolated they say use inetpub\ftproot\domain_name\username   Well that domain name folder is not exactly the same as the domain name which screwed me up and gave me that same error.  Let's say my domain was test.local  well that folder should only be test.  That was the biggest obstacle for me.  If that's not specific enough for ya let me know.
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smear3Commented:
Oh yeah and you don't need to have log on locally for an ftp account...that's just for anyone else that reads this in the future.  Log on locally means that you would be sitting in front of the server and loging on to it with the keyboard that is attatched to it.  However you do need to give the ftp username security access to thier home folder.
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