Configuring FTP User Isolation

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

In FTP 7.0, you can isolate users to the root directory or a user name directory. You can also isolate them based on Active Directory settings.

Isolating users to a virtual directory when using user name directory isolation is new in FTP 7.0. When restricting a user to a user name directory, you no longer need to create a physical directory for each account.


Configuring the FTP server to isolate users to a user name directory using virtual directories disables the global virtual directory feature. To share a folder among multiple FTP users, you must create a virtual directory for each user.


This task includes the following procedures:

Configure the Starting Directory for Users

Configure Directory Restrictions to Isolate Users in Physical Directories

Configure Directory Restrictions to Isolate Users in Virtual Directories

Configure the FTP Home Directory for Active Directory