How to make files on Win 2k8/R2 server available via SCP or SFTP?

Posted on 2011-10-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I would like to do away with FTP at my network's edge and use only SCP or SFTP - whichever is easier.  Is it possible to deploy either without adding third party software?  One preferable over another?  Thank you.
Question by:amigan_99
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    You will need third party unfortunately but there are some free options
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    The 30 day free trial of Robo-FTP Server is super easy to get going in SFTP mode because it can generate its own SSH keys.

    1. Download from here:
    2. Install the software then run the "Server Console" ... click thru the 30day eval stuff at the beginning.
    3. Click the "Install" button to start it as a Windows Service under the default Network Service account
    4. Click the "SFTP Server" menu, switch to Server Keys tab, create both keys then click "Apply" button
    5. Switch back to "General Settings" tab, choose root folder then click "Start SFTP" button
    6. Click the "Users" menu, click "New" button, type user name, select SFTP
    7. Click "SFTP Logon Details" and set password and user's home folder then click "OK" then "Apply"

    Now you have an SFTP server!
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    Thanks for the suggestions.

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