Overview of FTP 7.5 Concepts

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

Microsoft has created a new FTP service that has been completely rewritten for Windows Server® 2008. This new FTP service incorporates many new features that enable Web authors to publish content more easily than before, and offers Web administrators more security and deployment options. For additional information, see the What’s New for Microsoft and FTP document.


This new FTP service is only for Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7; it will not work on Windows Server 2003 or Internet Information Services 6.0.

FTP Sites and Virtual Directories

FTP Configuration Store

FTP Security Features