FTP Site Administration

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008

Whether your site is on an intranet or the Internet, the principles of providing a place to upload and download files using FTP are the same. You place your files in directories on your FTP server so that users can establish an FTP connection and transfer files with an FTP client or FTP-enabled Web browser. But beyond simply storing files on your server, you must manage how your site is deployed, and more importantly, how your site evolves. This section presents the basics of managing the infrastructure of an FTP site, from securing your site to hosting multiple sites.

This version of Internet Information Services (IIS) includes Isolating FTP Users to help administrators, and particularly Internet hosting providers, efficiently secure and commercialize the FTP services for their customers.

The FTP service is not installed by default on the operating systems in the Microsoft Windows ServerTM 2003 family. To install the FTP service, see FTP Site Setup.

This section includes the following information: