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How can I setup FTP access to allow login direct to subfolder

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Last Modified: 2013-12-02

I have setup an FTP server for a client of mine using 2003 server and IIS. The setup is basic: I have a folder called FTP on C: drive which contains subfolders. In IIS I have virtual directories setup, each one pointing to the respective folder within the C:\FTP directory. User authentication is handled by active directory. Each user account has access to its own folder.

The FTP works fine however, I want it setup that when a user logs into the FTP site, it will take them directly to the root of their folder, not to the root of the FTP directory. Can somebody please assist with this?


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Michael WorshamCloud/Infrastructure Solutions Architect

I think what you are asking for is what we call in Linux as chroot jail, but just for FTP. I believe that Windows IIS/FTP cannot do this by normal means, but there are 3rd party solutions that can help...

WinJail - Windows Chroot/Jail Implementation
Top Expert 2008

actually, iis6 ftp server *can* do this - they call it 'user isolation'.

you need to set it when creating the web site in the IIS manager - right click ftp sites, choose 'new' and follow the wizard through.  On the third or fourth page is the selection for user isolation.

read more about it here:


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