Getting an error message, "530 User test cannot log in, home directory inaccessible, Login failed"
Posted on 2008-06-15
I have setup an Isolated users ftp site but when I try to login as different users, I get the following message:
530 User test cannot log in, home directory inaccessible.
Here are the steps I followed to create an Isolated users ftp site:
Created a new FTP site
Entered the Description
Entered the IP address and the port 21
Chose "Isolate Users"
Assigned a path, D:\level1\level2\level3\
Assigned Read & Write access.
Created four "Virtual Directories".
Assigned a path to their directoried in the D drives
Assigned Read & Write access
User name & Virtual directories aliases are EXACT same.
The folder name (under D drive) is little different.
i.e. user name & Virtual directory Alias: test
Directory name: w_test
These users have full access to these directories.
My Inetpub is under C drive but I picked the path for my MAIN FTP site (w/ isolate users) as "D:\" drive with 4 or 5 level down directory.
The folders I am trying to share are under D drive atleast four or five level down
While creating above users, I even assigned the "local path" to the folder I am tryin to use for FTP under "Profile", Local path" (under computer management, Local users & groups).
The reason I need to have the ftp folders for these users in Drive is that they need to upload their html files for their websites.
I am using Windows 2003, Sp2.
Here are other FTP settings:
A directory located on this computer: selected
Local path: D:\level1\level2\level3
Allow anonymous connection: unchecked
Allow only anonymous connection: unchecked
Read, write & Log visits: checked
Directory listing style: MSDos
If I create a normal website with an assigned user, it works fine. I checked microsoft website it had me change two things, once was to add these users to "Allow Logon Locally" and there was another thing that i can not remember.
Any help will be appreciated.