FTP Is it possible to deny users ability to delete over FTP on IIS6 server

Posted on 2011-10-05
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Is it possible to deny users ability to delete files and folders over FTP on IIS6 Web server
Question by:Lico_w
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    Expert Comment

    Yes ... give them read-only access , if you want them to be able to write and create files , then setup customized NTFS permissions and make sure that you deny "delete" permission.

    Author Comment

    Thanks for the update can you explain more clearly how I'd do this pls? They need to be able to create folders and also copy files into these folders, but not delete.
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    Accepted Solution


    1. Open IIS Manager and assign the directory the proper permissions in the HOME    
        DIRECTORY TAB. This should be READ & WRITE if you still want to allow then to upload files.

    2. Now right click on the same folder (Root or the virtual folder) and select
        (Permissions...).   This will bring up the NTFS Permisssions window on the acutual
        folder level.

    3. Select the user OR group in the list.

    4. Click Advanced.

    5. Select the user OR group again in the Permissions Entries list.

    6. Click Edit

    7. In the Permissions Entry for "Your folder", Set the following to deny.
         Delete subfolders and Files                     [x] Deny
         Delete                                                   [x] Deny

    8. Click OK x 3


    Author Closing Comment

    Great thanks

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