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FTP in IIS 7.5: Isolate users to physical directory by security group membership

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I have IIS 7.5 running on Server 2008 R2 with the FTP role services installed. Here's what I'm trying to accomplish:

I want Users to be isolated to a specific FTP subdirectory depending on their security group membership: i.e.: IT_Users are jailed to FTP\it_users, Accounting users jailed to FTP\accounting, etc

Is this possible, and how should I configure?

Thanks!
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by:rickhobbs
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The FTP services provided with Windows do not have that level of granularity.  An add-on like WSFTP, Bullet-proof FTP, or Filezilla (it is free) would be the best solution.
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Come to think of it, you can, but it is a pain.  I would use Filezilla.  Check this link:

http://weblogs.asp.net/owscott/archive/2004/02/05/Mastering-IIS-FTP-_2D00_-Part-1-_2D00_-Redirecting-Users.aspx
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Filezilla will work with security groups/AD integration?
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That I am unsure of.  Check the Filezilla docs.  Did also you check the link I supplied?
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Yes, this article appears to be helpful. I'll read through this and let you know. On a side note, it appears that LDAP/AD integration is being developed for FileZilla:

http://retrohack.com/enabling-filezilla-server-integration-with-active-directory-authentication/

I appreciate the assistance!
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Not a "be-all" answer, but it got me pointed in the right direction.

Thanks.
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