ftp link not accessible

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Hi all,
How do I check in windows 2012 to verify that the server has installed and configured with ftp services ? I also try to find out the location and if there is any folder, but I seems couldn't found them.

Trying to access via command prompt, always turned with error below

530-User cannot log in, home directory inaccessible.
 Win32 error:   Access is denied.
 Error details: Authorization rules denied the access.
530 End
Login failed.
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Sam Simon NasserIT Support Professional

you can use a separate FTP server, like File Zilla (free) https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=server
to add FTP service from the server manager and configure your server, follow these steps https://winscp.net/eng/docs/guide_windows_ftps_server
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Distinguished Expert 2018
The above info shows an FTP server running + the user name provided was correct + the password provided was correct.

And, the user's FTP setup is simply broken, at their home directory level.

All that's required is for the person doing your FTP admin to fix the user's directory problem + all will be well.

Tip: Running a LAMP Stack MySecureShell (zero config SFTP server) is far easier than FTP on Windows.

If running a standalone SFTP server is acceptable, consider switching to LAMP + MySecureServer.

Very much recommend not bothering with Windows' own FTP server.
Have yourself a nice cup of tea instead, and use Filezilla Server instead. EVERYTHING you need to know is right there. You can't make silly mistakes like you would in Windows, and tracing errors is even more a pain.
User accounts are easy to understand, as are the folders they have access too. Dynamic ports are easy to understand, as are the handy anti-hammer functions.
Top Expert 2016

I concur with Kimputer, the windows ftp service is annoying complex to set up correctly and the documentation is minimal at best. I use Filezilla server and it is a breeze to setup correctly in comparison
David FavorFractional CTO
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If you must use Windows, take Kimputer's advice + run the FileZilla server.

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