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IIS FTP Server in Windows 7 Home Premium?

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  • In my efforts to communicate with a Linux box*, I'm now trying to set up an FTP Server on a PC with Windows 7 Home Premium. I figured I could use the Internet Information Services (IIS) FTP Server so I went through the install procedure, but later discovered it is not included in the Home versions. This is strange, because I seem to have a running FTP Service, although there is no snap-in in Administrative Tools.

    Can I download the components I need, or perhaps transfer them from a Windows 7 Pro PC? 

     


    -- Nigel M

     

    * Original Linux - PC thread here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itpronetworking/thread/0eabf0e2-ddfd-4f51-8891-0b2e4c3505dd

    Friday, March 26, 2010 12:24 AM

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  • In my efforts to communicate with a Linux box*, I'm now trying to set up an FTP Server on a PC with Windows 7 Home Premium. I figured I could use the Internet Information Services (IIS) FTP Server so I went through the install procedure, but later discovered it is not included in the Home versions. This is strange, because I seem to have a running FTP Service, although there is no snap-in in Administrative Tools.

    Can I download the components I need, or perhaps transfer them from a Windows 7 Pro PC? 

     


    -- Nigel M

     

    * Original Linux - PC thread here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itpronetworking/thread/0eabf0e2-ddfd-4f51-8891-0b2e4c3505dd


    Nigel,

    You also need to install the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. Open the Control Panel and go to Programs & Features > Turn Windows features on or off. Go down to Internet Information Services > Web Management Tools and check the IIS Management Console checkbox. That will install the snap-in which will be available from the Adminstrative Tools window in the Control Panel.

    http://cid-25ab668da65c8fbe.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Windows%20images/IIS-FTP-server.png

    Once you get that installed you can configure the FTP server using these instructions. You have to add a FTP site and configure user access, etc. FWIW I now have a FTP server running on my Windows 7 Home Premium laptop for testing. I can easily access it from an Ubuntu laptop using command line ftp commands.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd464009(WS.10).aspx

    Also make sure the built-in Windows Firewall is configured to allow the FTP server to process incoming and outgoing connections. I had to manually check the FTP checkbox in my firewall settings. If all is setup correctly you should be listening on TCP Port 21. Run the netstat -a command to verify this.

     


    MS-MVP Windows Desktop Experience, "When all else fails, read the instructions"
    • Marked as answer by Nigel M Saturday, March 27, 2010 12:23 PM
    • Edited by Al Jarvi Saturday, March 27, 2010 7:27 PM
    Saturday, March 27, 2010 12:10 PM

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  • You really do not do any work in finding answers do you.

    The way you are going about this I would suggest to find somone who knows more about windows / linux networking and how to use google.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731911.aspx

     


    I know how to use Google, that was how I found out about IIS!

    I then looked on the TechNet site and read similar instructions to those above. However, I found that even though I now had an FTP Service running, there were no snap-in in Administrative Tools. 

    So I found another page on TechNet said that IIS FTP did not ship with Windows 7 Home, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753473.aspx (at bottom of page) which contradicts the link above.

    So I have looked, found conflicting infomation, asked the experts, and end up getting abuse!


    -- Nigel M
    Friday, March 26, 2010 11:25 AM
  • you provide very little info in your posting and you act like windows 7 is at fault, when it fact it is not windows 7, is it your lack of understanding "How things work" ... In the forum world when you ask a question it is always better to provide ALL the info you have on an issue, things like what you have tried, what you have found in searching and what you have working and what you do not have working.

    I understand how things work. I expect experts to understand when I say I installed IIS, got the FTP Service running (as in Services), but the install didn't provide any snap-ins an Administrative Tools.

    Forget the Linux box. It is more than adequate for my needs, and I have a solution from that end. I just need a basic FTP server running on Windows 7.


    -- Nigel M
    Friday, March 26, 2010 3:22 PM
  • Oh, and BTW. I'm a Linux novice, but I've been programming and computers longer than Bill Gates :)
    -- Nigel M
    Friday, March 26, 2010 3:24 PM
  • In my efforts to communicate with a Linux box*, I'm now trying to set up an FTP Server on a PC with Windows 7 Home Premium. I figured I could use the Internet Information Services (IIS) FTP Server so I went through the install procedure, but later discovered it is not included in the Home versions. This is strange, because I seem to have a running FTP Service, although there is no snap-in in Administrative Tools.

    Can I download the components I need, or perhaps transfer them from a Windows 7 Pro PC? 

     


    -- Nigel M

     

    * Original Linux - PC thread here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itpronetworking/thread/0eabf0e2-ddfd-4f51-8891-0b2e4c3505dd


    Nigel,

    You also need to install the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. Open the Control Panel and go to Programs & Features > Turn Windows features on or off. Go down to Internet Information Services > Web Management Tools and check the IIS Management Console checkbox. That will install the snap-in which will be available from the Adminstrative Tools window in the Control Panel.

    http://cid-25ab668da65c8fbe.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Windows%20images/IIS-FTP-server.png

    Once you get that installed you can configure the FTP server using these instructions. You have to add a FTP site and configure user access, etc. FWIW I now have a FTP server running on my Windows 7 Home Premium laptop for testing. I can easily access it from an Ubuntu laptop using command line ftp commands.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd464009(WS.10).aspx

    Also make sure the built-in Windows Firewall is configured to allow the FTP server to process incoming and outgoing connections. I had to manually check the FTP checkbox in my firewall settings. If all is setup correctly you should be listening on TCP Port 21. Run the netstat -a command to verify this.

     


    MS-MVP Windows Desktop Experience, "When all else fails, read the instructions"
    • Marked as answer by Nigel M Saturday, March 27, 2010 12:23 PM
    • Edited by Al Jarvi Saturday, March 27, 2010 7:27 PM
    Saturday, March 27, 2010 12:10 PM
  • FWIW I now have a FTP server running on my Windows 7 Home Premium laptop for testing. I can easily access it from an Ubuntu laptop using command line ftp commands.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd464009(WS.10).aspx

    Hi Al,

    Thank you very much for you helpful reply, I was beginning to think I was only going to get abuse. Everyone has their own areas of expertise, and areas where they lack in-depth knowledge. Mine lack happens to be networking at this level.

    I will give your suggestion a try.

    In the meantime, is there a way to killfile another member?

     


    -- Nigel M
    Saturday, March 27, 2010 12:22 PM
  • To add one more comment gertk64 has an experimental beta samba client for the LLL box that you may find of some help...

    http://www.xs4all.nl/~jostht/epc/

    I pointed you to his post on the LLL forums in this thread in an earlier reply.

    http://www.littlelinuxlaptop.com/forum/?wpforumaction=viewtopic&t=8.0

    Good luck...


    MS-MVP Windows Desktop Experience, "When all else fails, read the instructions"
    Saturday, March 27, 2010 12:46 PM
  • To add one more comment gertk64 has an experimental beta samba client for the LLL box that you may find of some help...

    http://www.xs4all.nl/~jostht/epc/

    I pointed you to his post on the LLL forums in this thread in an earlier reply.

    http://www.littlelinuxlaptop.com/forum/?wpforumaction=viewtopic&t=8.0

    Good luck...


    MS-MVP Windows Desktop Experience, "When all else fails, read the instructions"


    So you did, sorry I missed that because I created a new thread.

    The guy who created the current Linux build for the LLL is leaving the project, and will probably not have time to do a SAMBA client. I'll take a look at the link you mentioned, thanks again.

     


    -- Nigel M
    • Proposed as answer by rickdebian Wednesday, June 29, 2011 4:23 PM
    Saturday, March 27, 2010 12:53 PM
  • Samba is linux best firend. Can be tricky to setup as windows authentication is not fully supported. BUT CAN BE DONE in ALL versions of Windows.  Check your share permissions and firewall settings on BOTH boxed GUFW is what I use in debian.

    Also, FTP servers abound for windows. it is a option if your not comfortable with Samba.

     

    Check ubuntu forums. good solutions can be found there.

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011 4:26 PM
  • Hi, can you tell me how to add users to ftp server?

    I would like to make some folders for difrent users.

    Regards

    Monday, August 13, 2012 11:51 AM