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Connecting to FTP Server logon box comes up when connecting to Webserver Windows 2003 Server

Posted on 2005-05-10
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Last Modified: 2010-04-20
We get a FTP logon box to our webserver and it should come up. I installed FTP Service today and that started the problem, so I uninstalled it and now get the FTP logon window.  I also performed the suggestion above
At this screen, check if "Anonymous access" is checked, if so click "Edit" and make sure to change the Username to IUSR_<servername> (the default, if you changed it, use the one you used)

and still have a problem, what else am I missing?
Question by:lizcounts
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ID: 13973345
I also see a child node ftproot that must have been installed when I installed FTP service originally.  How do I remove it.  Is this causing me my problem????

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ID: 13973640
I might be narrowing it down, it seems if I enter the internet user account, IUSR_ETWEB and the password, I can get into the webserver.  I already have this user in the domain users and domain guest account, is there a conflict somewhere???
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rama_krishna580 earned 2000 total points
ID: 14004308

Look @ here..

Have you tried changing the setting on passive ftp in internet explorer?
in Internet Explorer - from
the "Tools" menu, select "Internet Options".  Select the "Advanced" tab,
and scroll down to "Use Passive FTP (for firewall and DSL modem
compatibility)" - uncheck it if it is checked and see if that helps at all.


In the 'site settings' for the FTP default site does it have the 'write' button checked?
In IIS manager, then FTP sites, then Default FTP site, then right click to Properties, then 'Home Directory' tab -- does it have the 'Write' checked?  If you set up multiple virtual directories do that have this write checkbox ticked?
If this is it you'll have to stop and restart the ftp site.   Just right click on 'default ftp site' and hit stop, then do it again and hit start.


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