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All I am trying to setup FTP services for my company. I had this working fine until today it's not working. So I decided to start form scratch and still no success

I would like outside vendors to FTP to an the FTP server and drop their files in different directories specific to the vendors.

I installed the FTP services in IIS 7

Setup the FTP User isolation and test and got the following
Status: Resolving address of my public IP address
Status: Connecting to Public IP
Status: Connected, waiting for welcome message
Reply: 220 Microsoft FTP Service
Command: CLNT http://ftptest.net on behalf of 76.111.228.168
Reply: 500 'CLNT http://ftptest.net on behalf of 76.111.228.168': command not understood.
Command: USER ftpuser1
Reply: 530 Valid hostname is expected.
Error: Login refused by server

What am I doing wrong. The firewall rule is correct
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by:becraig
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Do you have a hostname configured for the ftp site in IIS ?

If so try logging  in with ftptest.net |ftpuser1
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by:FalconTwo
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HI I got it working, the only different thing I did was run the command

F:\>ICACLS f:\inetpub\ftproot /Grant IUSR:R /T
processed file: f:\inetpub\ftproot
Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 0 files

Now I got the vendors account setup and was able to test successfully

Any idea how I can get the FTPusers to see only their specific folders.
I have an allow for every specific user and that work but I want every FTP user to go straight to their respective folder and don't see the other folders
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Look at the instructions here:


http://www.iis.net/learn/publish/using-the-ftp-service/configuring-ftp-user-isolation-in-iis-7
Section
Examining the New FTP User Isolation Settings

The short answer is create a virtual directory for each  new user.
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by:FalconTwo
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The FTP Isolation setting is not working. So I am forgetting about that for now

Any ideas why I can't delete a file in FTP

550 Access is denied when attempting to delete the file in an FTP session
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by:becraig
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What method are you using for exploring FTP  ?


Also can you check the windows permission (NTFS) on the folder/files in question.
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Hello All I got it all working but not without the isolation. I was getting logon issues when I applied User Isolation.

The issue with deleting the files was a non-issue. I moved a file off of my desktop into the ftp folder and was trying to delete the file in the FTP session and was getting access denied. However when I PUT the file using FTP, I was able to delete the file no problem. I believe when I copy the file from my windows folder, the file was copied with windows attributes and FTP was unable to delete the file.

Needless to say, all is now working
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yup it would be NTFS permissions issues since file attributes were probably inherited.

It would be a good idea to get isolation working to be honest, but that is entirely up to you.
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