Provide a network location where customers can upload and download files

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use an FTP site when you want customers to upload or download files. After you publish the address of the FTP site, customers can establish a connection using the FTP protocol and appropriate client software. To set up an FTP site, you must first install the FTP service and snap-in, which are not part of the default IIS installation. Installing the FTP service creates a default FTP site that you can then customize to your needs using IIS 6.0 Manager. A default FTP directory is created on the file system of the Web server at LocalDrive:\Inetpub\Ftproot.


By default, the FTP service is not installed. Once you install the feature, the FTP site starts automatically the next time you restart the IIS services.

  Step Reference

Install the FTP publishing service.

Set Up FTP in IIS 7.0

Configure and secure FTP sites.

Configuring FTP Sites

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