How to make FTP function correctly on ISA 2000

Posted on 2004-11-15
Last Modified: 2010-04-09
Hi there,

I have an installation of ISA 2000 which runs on a SBS 2000 server. Basically I have set up a whole bunch of filters as described in this article to allow FTP:

None of the machines on the NAT’ ed network can access any ftp sites and the only machine that can access any FTP site is the ISA/SBS 2000 box. I really need to get this up and running ASAP so a suggestion as to how I should have ISA 2000 configured and/or any particular rules/filters that I should be examining would be very much appreciated!

Question by:The_Lighthouse
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    Accepted Solution

    Because SBS 2000 is setup as a domain controller, you'll have to give explicit ftp ability by doing the following. By default non-adimins are NOT alloed to log on locally to a domain controller. Logging on locally is required in order to FTP fromt that server. To test if this is the problem, try FTPing as a domain admin. It should work, but here is the workarond for NON-domain users wanting to FTP on a domain controller.

    for FTP access to a Domain Controller that user is NOT in admin group

    start/programs/admin tools/LOCAL Security policy.
    Open up local policies
    Open up User rights assignments
    Open up Log on Locally
    add your ftp user/group and put a check in the box for it

    Hope it helps

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    It really helps if you install the ISA client :) - problem solved.

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