I am at my wits end with the new features and setup of FTP with Server 2008 R2. I simply cannot get
it to function properly.
What I want to accomplish (and what I have acimplished in 2003 R2) is:
Domain users log on to FTP using their AD credentials and are isolated to their virtual directory.
Virtual directories do match the names of the AD accounts.
The steps that I have taken are as follows
1. Add FTP Site
2. Name FTP Site
3. Physical Path (pointed to previously create "FTP" directory on root of C:\)
4. Binding, IP address set to local server IP, port 21
5. No SSL
6. Authentication set to Basic
7. Authorization, allow access to "specified roles or user groups"
8. Typed in "Domain Users"
9. Permissions set to Read/Write
This is all basic FTP setup minus the new Authorization in step 7. When clicking on the FTP Site, FTP
Authntication is set to Basic (with domain name added). FTP Authorzation Rules set to "Specified
roles or user groups" (Domain Users).
To go a little deeper this is what my FTP directory structure looks like
domainname (LocalUser on 2003)\
The directories above have appropriate NTFS permissions added. From my local machine I can browse and
see the shares, I get prompted for credentials in IE when going to ftp://servername
but cannot login
(not even with domain admin)
I am going to continue to play with this but this is utterly ridiculous at this point. I don't
understand why MS has to make this more difficult than it has to be and has been in 2003 R2?