Windows 2008 FTP - Access denied

Posted on 2008-11-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have a Windows 2008 server that's running FTP service.  I can login to the
ftp site as the Administrator but then when I try to download a file it tells
me "access denied".  

I checked the NTFS security on the folder and the file and I have Full
Question by:Florescu
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    Check the permissions on the IIS ftp folder and confirm if you are trying to ftp from the command prompt or using a FTP client with the "administrator" account.

    if you are using the ie explorer to browse the FTP site it generally does it by logging as anonymous user.

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    by:Malli Boppe
    can you double check the instruction from the below link about building a ftp website.

    Author Comment

    The link you have is for Windows 2003, not 2008.  

    I figured it out though.  It was a NTFS permissions issue on the folder and the file itself.  
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    by:Malli Boppe
    I know the link was for 2003 but shouldn't be much different.
    Glad you resolved it.

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