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How to install FTP 7.5 on a SBS 2008 server

Installing and configuring FTP 7.5 on IIS 7 is completely different compared to the old FTP on IIS 6. There are several ways we can configure a FTP server for User Isolation. Our task is to create FTP access for customers with the login credentials equal to the customers company name and those credentials are not part of our Active Directory.

Using Windows Firewall with secure FTP over SSL (FTPS) traffic

Using Windows Firewall with secure FTP over SSL (FTPS) traffic

Now that we have successfully configured our FTP server for secure FTP over SSL (FTPS) we need to configure our Windows Firewall because the default settings do not allow traffic. Normally you would open port 21 for FTP traffic but because we configured our server for Secure FTP there are more steps involved. The stateful FTP packet inspection in Windows Firewall will most likely prevent SSL from working because Windows Firewall filter for stateful FTP inspection will not be able to parse the encrypted traffic that would establish the data connection.

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How to publish a FTP site on SBS 2003

This article discusses how to publish a FTP site on a SBS 2003 Premium server with ISA 2004 SP2. You should only publish a FTP site on your SBS 2003 Premium server if you understand the risks. Passwords are send in plain text. This means that anyone with a packet sniffer can unravel the password transmitted when logging on to a FTP site.

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