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FTP Error 530

I'm getting an error 530 when I try to log into my FTP site, I've spent maybe the past hour and a half researching between google and experts-exchange and every possible solution seems to not be working. In the past I've always logged in with domain/user and after reloading our server it doesn't seem to work no matter what method I use. I have done everything in my power to ensure the user does infact have full control over the FTP folder and even made the user the owner of the folder for kicks to see if that makes a difference (seen some really weird resolutions to issues in the past, its M$ thats to be expected) and just seems nothing I do can actually resolve this issue. After wasting an hour and a half of research time I decided it might be time to make a post and see what the community might suggest I try.

We have Server 2008 R2 loaded with IIS 7.5 and Active Directory. I am trying to authenticate a user from the Active Directory which worked on our last server install but seems to be a bit stubborn this time around. The user is also a member of the administrative group.

Any assistance is GREATLY appreciated, yes the caps were necessary.
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AlexPaceCommented:
Try making a new local user (not domain user) and see if that works.  
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jaysonmeyerAuthor Commented:
Does the built in Administrator account count? If so then consider that attempted and unsuccessful.
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AlexPaceCommented:
Try a new account that was created after reloading your server.
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jaysonmeyerAuthor Commented:
No luck
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jaysonmeyerAuthor Commented:
I've also tried moving the FTP folder inside my user profile as this has worked in the past but it is still not working. Any suggestions for other fixes?
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AlexPaceCommented:
Do anonymous accounts work?
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jaysonmeyerAuthor Commented:
Just tested it, anonymous users work
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PaulHewsCommented:
Have you checked the resolutions available in this kb article?

Error message in IIS: "530 User <Username> cannot log in. Login failed."
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/200475
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jaysonmeyerAuthor Commented:
I can only follow resolutions 2-4 which are not an issue as I am using an administrative account. I have IIS 7.5 and when I right click the FTP site to choose properties as the KB article asks, properties is not an option. Suggestions?
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PaulHewsCommented:
Have you tried running iisreset from the command line?  If there's a previous issue with authenticating against the domain controller, you would have to do this to flush the cache that maintains authentication info.
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jaysonmeyerAuthor Commented:
Yes I have tried that, no luck either.
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PaulHewsCommented:
Also I would try logging in with the variations of:

domain/user
user
user@domain

I don't remember if all are valid under 7.5
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PaulHewsCommented:
Under FTP Authentication in the IIS site management view, is Basic Authentication checked?
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jaysonmeyerAuthor Commented:
I used to use domain\user with our old server install but I did try the third one. The second one did not work on the old server if I recall correctly but I have tried it just to be sure.
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jaysonmeyerAuthor Commented:
Enabling Basic Authentication fixed the issue, thanks!
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PaulHewsCommented:
Glad you got it sorted.
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