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Setting up website and ftp access windows web server 2008

Hi all,

I've just rented my own cloud server from 1&1 which is running windows web server 2008. as a newbie to this i have not setup a website in this way before. Can anyone provide a decent walkthrough or link for completing this.

All we need to do is set up the http accessing the webpage and create a ftp to uploadthe files to the site (the usual).

Heres what i have done;

opened IIS (7.0.6)

right click -> add website.

added a name for the site undersite name (and left the name of the site as the application pool).

next i have selected the physical path to be;

C:\inetpub\wwwroot\<site name>\http

(now if i click test settings i get the following;

a tick for pass through authentiction
and a warning sign for cannot verify access to path (C:\inetpub\wwwroot\<site name>\http)

i leave binding details all as default and start website immediately is ticked.

there is then a cross next to the newly addedwebsite in the list? am i doing something wrong here? i get the following warning

Unknown: the object identifier does notrepresent a valid object. (Exception fo HRESULT: 0x800710D8) (http)

any ideas??

thanks in advance,

3 Solutions
flynnyAuthor Commented:

Sorry for the delay in replying.

Ok i followed the instructions from here;


now i assume i have set something up incorrectly as if i go to cmd and

ftp locahost

if i try the user i have just created and asigned to the site then it says the following

User (s15394908:(none)): <user>
550-No such host is known.
 Win32 error:   No such host is known.
 Error details: Hostname didn't match any configured ftp site.
550 End
Login failed.

ay ideas what i should do?
flynnyAuthor Commented:
also if i select to browse the website this is not working either??
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Shreedhar EtteCommented:

Check this to Setting Up an FTP Server:

Hope this helps,
Jason WatkinsIT Project LeaderCommented:

I know this topic has been inundated with tutorial links, but here is the horse's mouth; http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/356/ftp-7-for-iis-7/

EASY howto here; http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/263/installing-and-configuring-ftp-on-iis-7/
flynnyAuthor Commented:
Hi guys thanks for this.

It turned out that the mx record hadnt been setup correctly.

It seems to be working fine now, however i still cannot access using my ftp program (ftp surfer, this has worked fine on various other providers sites).

Now, if i go to cmd prompt i can login ok however ftp surfer never seems to connect???

now i get the following logs;

Connecting to 'ftp.<ourdomain>.com' on port 21...
220 Microsoft FTP Service
USER <username>
331 Password required for <ourdomain>.com
PASS ****
230 User logged in.
215 Windows_NT
250 CWD command successful.
257 "/" is current directory.
REST 100
350 Restarting at 100.
350 restarting at 0.

any ideas whats going on here please??
flynnyAuthor Commented:
sorry continuing the message i get is this

RESTart is supported
200 Type set to A.
227 Entering Passive Mode (<server>).

then it hangs here and restarts then evertually just gives up??

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