How do I remove the 'LOCKED' Icon on the INETPUB folder on a Win 2008 r2 server


I know this answer  is somewhere buried in all of the EE answers but I guess I am just not wording it right..

Anyway.. I just recently got an UN-MANAGED Windows 2008 r2 Virtual Server from Go Daddy. I have had a lot of problems with it an my final problem is getting FTP to work Properly.  I have managed to get Read and Write privileges on the Inetpub folder but the folder remains LOCKED (ie a Folder Paddle Lock ICON).

NOTE: Go Daddy pushes pretty hard to get you to go with their MANAGED servers which use PLEX... I do not wish to go that route...

I have scoured the internet and have not found a solution... Can anyone offer more things to try?

BTW I have made sure that the user ID has Admin privileges and I have taken ownership of the inetpub folder which helped with other issues I was having but the Folder remains locked.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

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The inetpub is a restricted folder.
Within it there should be an smtproot, webroot and ftproot.

Often, websites, and FTP site should be separated and hosted outside their respective folders. With the newer IIS 7 and after certain restriction can not be overridden by changes.

When setting up an FTP site, you need to navigate to the inetpub\ftproot\ftp_reference
Within it you can create an upload folder get its properties and separate the inherit from parent, copying the rights. Then delete the read access only allow write access.
Presumably you have disable anonymous FTP.

Does FTP work internally to the server?

What issue the presence of the pad lock on the inetpub folder do you think is reflecting?

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rrbeckerAuthor Commented:
Hi Arnold...

I am getting a response that the folder that I am trying to write is unreachable...

BTW This server does not have an ftproot folder nor does it look like IIS provides an 'FTP Role'. I think it is supposed to be handled through the wwwroot folder..
FTP is a service/feature component under the web server.
See whether it is activated.
The IIS 6 console only adds the SMTP service.
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Here is an FTP install for 7.0 but should work the same for 7.5
rrbeckerAuthor Commented:
Hi Arnold... ok it looks like it is telling me that the FTPSVC is not Active/Started
Where in the feature listing under the web server role? Activate/enable the FTP feature and see.
rrbeckerAuthor Commented:
Hi sir... well a little progress... I uses the FileZilla FTP program and I am now getting the message: "Connection established, waiting for Welcome Message"..

any clues as to what it wants?
On the server or on a computer on the network. Check the advance windows firewall settings dealing with FTP.
Check the FTP service log to see what is going on.

FTP is a two port service 21 to establish an inbound connection the second port is negotiated either the FTP service initiates a connection to the client IP or a PASSIVE (PASV) mode is in play where the FTP server binds to a port to which the client connects with a second connection.

Try using the serve's FTP dos program.

Not sure where does the FTP site points to, is anonymous FTP access enabled?
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