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Hello ,

I have setup  my FTP on my windows server 2008.

I have created a user account to access this FTP, let's call it FTP_USER. Everything is working good.

How can I restrict this account FTP_USER to only be able to access the FTP and nothing else. I don't want this account to login to my server or anything else.

Thanks
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by:Benjamin MOREAU
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I never use Microsoft FTP (personal choice), but I use the Free FTP Server "Filezilla server". With this solution, you can use accounts created on filezilla server and not on windows.

Maybe somebody have a solution to disable logon with windows account without to disable ftp access... but i don't know how to do that... (maybe with local security - GPEDIT.msc).
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Thanks but this does not resolve my problem
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I would echo Benjamin's comments.  The Microsoft FTP server does have some issues, and I also use Filezilla to avoid these security issues, as well as provide for download and upload "speed limits" to prevent random people from impacting my Internet uplink performance.  You can see this if you do a web search for "free ftp server comparison" -- even though Microsoft's ftp service is free, it is RARELT (or NEVER) mentioned in any of these comparisons or reviews.

If your ONLY option was the Windows FTP service, then you should know that the Microsoft security is handled by exclusion, not inclusion.  In other words, rights are subtractive, not additive.  First, make sure that the user is NOT a member of any groups -- it should be a stand-alone account.  Then, you want to explicitly define NO rights for this user to the root of each volume.  Then, explicitly assign rights to the FTP folder(s) as needed.  By default, the user should not have the Log On Locally right, but you may wish to check this (in gpmc.msc) and exclude this right, too.  This will help prevent the login from being able to sign onto the server console itself, too.
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