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IIS FTP Setup with User Isolation and allowing Administrator access to FTProot\domain

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Hi,

I have recently setup our FTP site which uses User Isolation for each of the folders in the domain folder.  I was wondering if there was a way I could setup a user account to access the root directory of the ftp site for administration purposes?

I have tried using the allow anon access but with a username and password but it didnt seem to work, would anyone have any ideas on how to fix this please?

Cheers,
Troy :)
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which uses User Isolation for each of the folders in the domain folder. Could you explain more about that.
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Create a second FTP site on a non-standard port and do not use any isolation.

Point it to the root of the FTP site.

Have the Administrator use this site to access the root of the FTP structure.

(Non-AD User Isolation affects *all* clients accessing the site.)

Dave Dietz
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I could setup a second ftp site but I dont want to purely because Im trying to clean up the network from having too many sites and services running unneccessary.

life_j  Ok, with user isolation in creating FTP it uses the directories c:\inetpub\ftproot\*domain*\username and through active directory I have setup usernames which correspond to the folder name in the domain directory (but without selecting user isolation with active directory)  and it works with AD.  

But I need a admin login to access the ftproot or domain directory.

Cheers,
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Ok, there is one other way I can think of to make this work.

Create a folder in the admin's directory and make it a junction to the root directory of the site.

When the admin logs into the FTP site they will be logged into their directory as usual, however when they move into the directory you create this way they will actually end up in the root directory of the content area.

A utility you can use for this is located at http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Junction.html

Dave Dietz
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Thanks Heaps Dave Dietz

It worked a treat, and the junction tool will come in handy for a heap of other things as well

Cheers,
Troy
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up the points for you
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