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How to set folder permissions for FTP Virtual Directory (Windows Server 2003)

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I have my ftp folders set up as follows:

Default FTP Site is mapped to c:\inetpub\ftproot.
Users group has read/write/list access to c:\inetpub\ftproot.
UserX has no explicit (Allow or Deny) rights to c:\inetpub\ftproot.

FTP Virtual Directory "Content" is mapped to d:\sites\SomeWebSite\content which is part of a .NET website application.
Users group has inherited rights to d:\sites\SomeWebSite\content
UserX has inherited rights to d:\sites\SomeWebSite\content

For the above configuation, UserX has ftp access to both the default ftp site and the "Content" ftp directory. I want to remove UserX's access to the default ftp site but keep their access to the "Content" ftp directory.

If I deny the Users group access to c:\inetpub\ftproot, then UserX no longer has access to the "Content" ftp directory, even though the directory permissions appear to show UserX as having access: all of the Allow checkboxes are checked but grayed out.

What do I need to do to give UserX ftp access to "Content" without giving them access to ftproot?

Thanks in advance.
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by:Paul MacDonald
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The obvious thing would be to create a second FTP site for "Content" and control access that way.

An alternative might be to make "Content" the default FTP site with a virtual directory pointing to FTPRoot.
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by:ZekeLA
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Can you provide a link about creating a second FTP site? When I researched this before, it looked like I'd need to define the ip address.
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Thanks. Since this involves a hosted server, I may just allow the user access to the ftp root for now.
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