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Transferring files in Windows Server 2008 R2
« on: September 29, 2017, 05:46:38 am »
Transferring files in Windows Server 2008 R2
To transfer files, you should add an FTP site. Once the FTP site is enabled, clients can transfer to and from the site using the FTP protocol.

Setting up an FTP site
1.Navigate to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

2.Once the IIS console is open, expand the local server.

3.Right-click on Sites, and click on Add FTP Site.

4.In the Add FTP Site window, type the FTP server name and the content directory path, and click Next. The directory path should be the same as the one we set permissions to allow anonymous access above, we used:

%SystemDrive%\ ftp \ftproot

5.In the Binding and SSL Settings window, type the IP address of the server. Check the Start FTP Site Automatically option. Choose SSL Based on Constraint. Click Next.

6.Now, select Basic for authentication.

Note: Basic authentication means there is no encryption used. Thus, username/password are sent in clear text. Basic authentication matches the username/password from the Active Directory database. You can also create accounts in IIS. This can be done from under Management Tools in Web Server (IIS) role. Under Authorization, you can select All Users to allow FTP access to all users from the domain. Also, check both Read and Write under Permissions Based on Requirement.

7.Click Finish. Now, the FTP site creation is complete.

Accessing files on the FTP server

To access files on the FTP server, open a file explorer and type ftp://serverIP. The FTP server asks for a username and password. Enter the username and password (Windows or Active Directory credentials) and click Logon. The files and folders display under the FTP server.

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