Basic site run down:
MS Windows SBS 2003
ISA Server 2004
Yesterday my client asked if I could allow their copier to send scans via ftp to a folder on the server. As the FTP component had not yet been installed I quickly added it via the Windows Components. After getting the basic FTP service going I added in a virtual directory called Scans to the FTP site which points to a folder on their storage drive for these scans.
Now I tried to access the site through ftp://server/scans
to make sure I could write to it but got 'Access Denied'. I then disabled anonymous access and logged on using the administrator credentials to try and see if I could get access but I got the same thing. I checked the write permissions and it was ticked in the FTP site and Virtual Directory permissions also the folder properties had the right user permissions in order for the administrator to write in, as just standard file access writing/reading was possible. I advised my client I would continue looking into it tomorrow.
I'm now trying further to get this operational. Today I got rid of the default FTP site and tried to create the FTP site pointing directly at this Scans folder and set all the write permissions to the site and at the folder level. Now using my notebook through the VPN with WSFTP_Pro trial client I still can't put files onto the server and still get 'Access Denied'. This time I thought I would try opening an FTP connection with the same credentials on the server itself. This time I was able to make new files and folders and even copy and paste files into the ftp site. Now I'm really getting frustrated with it so I'm wondering if someone out there has also had the same problem.
Ah forgot something with the ISA server, I've added in a rule to allow traffic to FTP and FTP Server (so inbound and outbound) to the local network, vpn clients and even the network range this site operates in but it still didn't seem to make a difference.
Theres seems to be no trouble in establishing the connection to the ftp site from other computers through VPN but they just can't seem to put files onto it, but when connected to the FTP site directly on the server its possible..........