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Configure secondary FTP Access to folder other than ftproot in IIS 6 / Windows Server 2003

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I need to set up ftp access to our web server for two different users. User1 will log in to the default ftp root (c:\inetpub\ftproot). This is already set up. I also need to set up User2 so they can upload web contect directly to a website virtual directory (say D:\Sites\SomeWebSite\SomeSubFolder).

I asked the hosting company and they referred me to this article, http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/6ws081sa.aspx, which creates a virtual directory under the default FTP Root. I followed those instructions but I'm unable to connect to that site using my ftp client. I'm not sure what the ftp address and/or login folder should be for this virtual directory but I tried various combinations including defaultftprootaddress\MyVirtualDirectory and / or login folder of MyVirtualDirectory without success. I get an error message of "530 User User2 cannot log in, home directory inaccessible."

Can I use the FTP virtual directory I set up for User2?
Or do I actually need to create a secondary FTP Site?

Thanks in advance.
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You should be able to use the FTP Virtual Directory and avoid creating a secondary FTP site

see this link       http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/setup-ftp-server-in-windows-iis/

Scroll down to this section...

Now that the FTP site is working, you can create as many folders as you like for FTP purposes. In this way, when a user connects, they specify a path that will connect to one specific folder

other resource links
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/WindowsServer2003/Library/IIS/b63de8ef-e3c5-456d-a8ca-7af4198819d4.mspx?mfr=true

http://forums.iis.net/p/1059346/1528350.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/WindowsServer2003/Library/IIS/51f630b2-37c0-48a2-bbb0-ab35ceb6beef.mspx?mfr=true

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You get the points for telling me I didn't need to create a separate ftp site. And for getting me to try some other possibilities

But the actual problem was user error - I had the wrong password.

Thank you.
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Don't you hate that Zeke.  Glad you got your problem sorted.. thanks for the points.
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