create FTP users in windows server 2003
Posted on 2008-02-05
I've been working with unix/linux where creating users with corresponding home directories is quite easy and straightforward. However, working with windows server 2003 under the same task is quite challenging and confusing.
I'd like to create home-dir for each windows 2003 users, and each on of them can access their home-dir via FTP only.
I have IIS intalled with "Default FTP site", root folder c:\public_data. Currently, i have one user "ftpuploader" who can access the folder above without problem.
I will need to create another user named "extra_uploader" to upload to c:\public_data\extra ONLY, no access to public_data.
At first, this is quite straightforward, I thought. Using COMPUTER MANAGEMENT to add user, use PROFILE tab to designate home-dir to be c:\public_data\extra.
However, using user "extra_uploader" to connect to my server via FTP still leads to "c:\public_data". I'm not sure what I might have missed.
Can you please help?
Thanks so much!
I was thinking about creating another FTP site. However, this would require the new site to listen on different port than 21, and my server only has 1 NIC though.