Vista IIS FTP - no, it's not an IE7 and FTP question!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Roger, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. Roger

    Roger Guest

    Alright, I’m at my wits end. I’m converting from XP-Pro to Vista Business.
    I want to install a FTP services on Vista, just like I have on XP-Pro. I’ve
    enabled IIS, and created the FTP site. I’ve chosen c:/users/public as the
    root folder for the FTP site.

    The problem is: the FTP client fails to fully connect to this FTP site.

    When I use Windows Explorer as the FTP client; I receive a ‘Windows cannot
    access the folder. Make sure you typed the file name correctly and that you
    have permission to access the folder’. I believe the client actually
    establishes a connection with the FTP server because if I change the password
    I get a different message.

    When I use FileZilla; I can watch the individual FTP commands being send and
    received. It appears to logon correctly but when FileZilla asks for the
    directory, there is no response from the server.

    So, I’m guessing the sharing or permission for c:/users/public is somehow
    not correct. However, the c:\User\Public\ folder is shared and has full
    access for everyone.

    In my desperation I’ve given full permission to everything remotely connect
    for the FTP services or the public folder… but no improvement.

    if also tried the default c:\inetpub\ftproot folder.

    Here’s an odd observation. From the new Vista computer, using Windows
    Explorer to access the old FTP server on the XP-Pro system, 1) I get a
    similar error about ‘permission to access the folder’, BUT 2) I can FTP my
    website server (a UNIX box) without any error.

    Anyone with a clue?
    Roger, Feb 18, 2007
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  2. Roger

    Saucy Guest

    How is "Password Protected" networking set? ON? OFF? IANAE, but I *think*
    the default is to require passwords for all connections by default i.e. must
    have an account on Vista machine to access it externally. Until you turn
    this off, nothing can reach your machine. 'Worth a try, anyway.
    Saucy, Feb 18, 2007
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