Expertise level: Easy
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista
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Installing FTP server in IIS 7
Install FTP on a Web server when you want to let users transfer files to or from a site. By default, the FTP service is not installed on IIS 7.0, which is the version of IIS included with Windows Vista® and Windows Server® 2008.
To set up an FTP site, you must first install the FTP service through Control Panel in Windows Vista® or by using Server Manager in Windows Server® 2008. 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 at LocalDrive:\Inetpub\Ftproot. For more information about IIS 6.0 Manager, see IIS Manager (IIS 6.0).
You must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer to perform the following procedure or procedures.
You must be using a version of Windows on which FTP is supported. For information about which IIS features are supported on which versions of Windows, see Available Role Services in IIS 7.0.
- On the Start menu, click Control Panel.
- Click Programs, and then click Turn Windows features on or off.
- In the Windows Features dialog box, expand the Internet Information Services node.
- Expand the FTP Publishing Service node.
- Select the FTP Management Console check box and the FTP Server check box, and then click OK.
- On the Start menu, click Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.
- In the Server Manager Pane, in the Roles Summary section, click Web Server (IIS).
- In the Web Server (IIS) section, click Add Role Services.
- Under Role services, select FTP Publishing Service. This will install the FTP service and the FTP management console.
- Click Next, and then click Install.