Since the IIS7 Team published the FTP Server in Version 7.5 life just became easier. It now also supports SSL and the setup is really comfortable. Get the executable from the URL mentioned underneath this post, install it, add Basic Authentication and a suitable FTP User and execute these two lines from the Commandline:
- To open Port 21: netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”FTP (no SSL)” action=allow protocol=TCP dir=in localport=21
- To enable passive transfers: netsh advfirewall set global StatefulFtp enable
That’s pretty much it. Enjoy a thin and powerful FTP Client from Microsoft for free.
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