Configure FTP Site Defaults

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

Change an FTP site default value when you want new FTP sites to use a different default value.


When you change a default value, existing sites are not overridden with the new value. You must manually change the value for any existing sites. For more information, see Edit an FTP Site and follow the instructions for editing advanced settings.

The following table lists the settings available for configuration in the FTP Site Defaults dialog box. Select a setting in the user interface (UI) to read a description about each setting.

Type Setting name

General settings

Allow UTF-8

Start Automatically

Connection-related settings

Control Channel Time-out

Data Channel Time-out

Disable Socket Pooling

Max Connections

Reset On Max Connections

Server Listen Backlog

Unauthenticated Time-out

File-handling settings

Allow Reading Files While Uploading

Allow Replace on Rename

Force Lowercase File Names

Keep Partial Uploads

To configure FTP site defaults

  1. Open IIS Manager.

  2. In the Connections pane, expand the server node and the Sites node, and then select the FTP site that you want to edit.

  3. In the Actions pane, click FTP Site Defaults.

  4. Edit the settings, and then click OK.

See Also


Configuring an FTP Site