Set up a ftp server in windows 7

To make tests on my application, I needed a ftp server. On my previous desktop with XP, I installed a free frtp server. So I thought I’ll make on my new Windows 7 computer. But there’s an embedded server in Windows 7.

Just go to “Control panel” then “Programs” and “Turn windows features on or off“. You’ll just have to go down to “Internet Information Services” (or IIS) and select FTP Server AND IIS management console. See the screenshot below (in french) :

Activate IIS Management consile and FTP Server

Then you have to administrate your IIS : in control panel, click System and Security, and then click Administrative Tools and launch IIS Manager. There just add a FTP site (right click on the Sites folder).

Add a new site to your server

1. Enter a name for the site and the file path to the directory that will host your site

General information of the site

2. Enter the properties for the connection to the site

Connection parameters

3. Enter the authentifications rules (authentification mode, anonymous connection, read/write access)

Authentification rules

And you’re gone with your ftp site : no download, run as a service; the hard part is to know it’s included in Windows 7 and where to find it.

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