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Windows 2008 and FTP services

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I don't have IIS or see any ftp service running in services, nor do I see anything FTP related in Roles or Features on my Windows 2008 server.
Yet I can go to the admin dos prompt and type in FTP and get an FTP prompt.
How do I turn this off?
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Your Windows 2008 server is likely not running a FTP server.

When you access FTP from the DOS prompt you are accessing the client mode only.  It is similar to using telnet from the dos window.

I do not think you can disable the FTP client built natively into DOS.
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... well you could remove or rename ftp.exe but, yeah, that is the command line client... anyone unauthorized that has access to that has already compromised the system.
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