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How do I setup an FTP server on Windows 7? Server Fault #how #to #manage


I’m having trouble getting an FTP server setup on Windows 7.

I’ve added the service using Control Panel -> Programs -> Turn Windows features on and off.

I can see the service has started in Control Panel -> Services.

But then when I fire up a Windows command-line window, cmd. I get Not connected. ,

And that’s as far as I’ve got. I have no idea why this isn’t working – could it be firewall settings?

If all you want is a simple FTP server that you can set up and tear down easily I wouldn’t suggest using the IIS method and getting everything configured. I had to do this last week to ftp the running-config from one of our Cisco switches. I looked around a bit and saw talk of using IIS which I thought was overkill. I stumbled across ftpdmin –

I downloaded the binary, ran it from the command line like so: C:\ \path\to\ftpdmin.exe C:\path\to\ftp\root

If you’re looking for a more permanent solution but don’t really want to muck with IIS you could try FileZilla –

answered Nov 16 ’09 at 2:59

+1. I agree with the simplicity comment. and both alternate suggestions are good. tomjedrz Nov 16 ’09 at 6:18

If IIS is allready installed on the system, there is no reason of adding another program. Dementic Aug 24 ’12 at 19:11

When installing the FTP service, under Internet Information Services, you tick FTP server (which you’ve probably already done, but also expand it and make sure the FTP service is also ticked. If both of these are checked and you have also installed the IIS Management Console (under web management tools), you will then see the option for FTP server.

I also tried it and found that the FTP service is needed to be installed as well. Then the option for FTP appeared.

Setting up simple ftp server is the best way to transfer data from one point to another.

The fastest and easiest way to do it, is to install FileZilla Server on the computer You want to send data to:

It’s very easy to configure.

Now check on what IP is listening computer You want to send data to:

And copy that IP address to Your client, port will be default so You don’t have to provide it unless You have changed it in server settings.

Then use Login and Password You have set in the FileZilla Server and You’re ready to connect.

answered Aug 12 ’13 at 11:00

As sites can fail to respond for any number of reasons, please refrain from linking to a site without also replying with the relevant section. 89c3b1b8-b1ae-11e6-b842-48d705 Aug 12 ’13 at 20:38

Short answer: Don’t. The world has enough FTP servers already, and running one on a non server OS is asking for trouble.

I hope the OP is running this on an internal network only, and not with anonymous access, and I hope that some form of transport layer encryption is enabled.

For others thinking of doing this sort of thing, please first take a step back and see if you really need an FTP server. There may be other and better ways of doing what you need – and of course you can ask “question 0” on here!

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