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WEBSITEPANEL - FTP Users cannot log in

Hi Folks

I have just installed WebsitePanel onto one of my Windows 2008 R2 servers in order to see how good it is. Looking OK so far but have run into an issue I cannot resolve. Wonder if you can help?

I have set up the FTP default site. I have set up the groups for websitepanel. Created a domain, a user, an FTP user but when FTPing into the server get:

530 User cannot log in, home directory inaccessible.
ftp: Login failed

Baffled. I have look at auth rules but all look OK. Any ideas?

Cheers
Chris
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
You should read what is going on with IIS on http://www.iis.net/ 
The forums there www.forums.iis.net are very informative

Here is an example of 3 walk throughs the source is very good reading as well. Robert McMurray really knows his stuff.. Many people give up on IIS's implementation of FTP and go with Filezilla Server as it is miles easier to setup.

Are you referring to using the IIS Manager user accounts for FTP authentication? If so, see the following walkthrough: http://is.gd/jdcnyl
For additional security when hosting sites with multiple users you can combine IIS Manager user accounts with FTP User Isolation, which is described in the following walk through: http://is.gd/LbeSjP
How to Use Managed Code (C#) to Create an FTP Authentication Provider using an XML Database   You might want to look at this; and use a custom provider, you can download Visual Studio Express to code this

source: http://forums.iis.net/t/1157475.aspx?How+to+create+FTP+User+Accounts
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kenwardcAuthor Commented:
Hi David

Thanks very much for the detailed reply. My issue appears to be specifically related to the WebsitePanel setup etc. I have set up the FTP service as well as the extensible service on the system. The accounts have been created by WebsitePanel as I expected they should, however, when trying to actually FTP into the server using the accounts created (I created more than one just in case I messed up the first time) we get the error I mention above.

Any thoughts on this would be sincerely appreciated.

Cheers
Chris
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kenwardcAuthor Commented:
Thanks! Your detailed description and links have helped a lot. Although I haven't been able to resolve it 100% I'm a long way further down the line with it because of your comment.
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