In this blog, I will be able to describe the method of putting in and configuring the FTP server in Windows Server 2019.
How to install FTP Server 2019 (IIS)
1- Open the Server Manager > Left side select Dashboard option and click on Add roles and features under welcome to server manger.
2- Click next.
3- because the installation type, select Role-based or feature-based installation and click on next.
4- Select the server from the server pool and click on next.
5- In the server roles check the IIS web server role.
6- Click Add features that are required for Web Server (IIS).
7- After selecting the Web Server (IIS) role click next.
8- In the features option page click next.
9- Click next.
10- In the Role Services window, check the FTP server, FTP Extensibility and click next.
11- Review the confirm installation summary and click install.
12- Server role installation installed successfully click close.
Step by step create FTP user and groups to access an FTP server 2019
1- Creating a replacement user to access the FTP server > open Server Manager > select tools and click on Computer Management.
2- Under computer management > Expand Local Users and Groups > select Users > right-click and select New User.
3- Type user name, Description, password, select Password never expires and click create.
4- Now a new user has been created.
How to Create a replacement Group in local users and computers.
1- After creating user > Now right click on Groups under Users and Groups and click new group.
2- In the Group Name field type the name of the group > a Description and click the Add button to add a user.
3- Enter a name under entering the object names to select field > click Check Names If Windows users exist > then click Ok.
4- After the user is added > Select Create button to create a group.
Step by step Creates an FTP site in the IIS Manager server 2019.
1- Open IIS Manager > select Tools and select Internet Information Service (IIS) Manager.
2- Expand your FTP server, right-click Sites and click Add FTP Site.
3- Enter the FTP site name and path to the directory and click next.
4- type your IP address in the IP Address field, Port, for encryption, select No SSL and click next.
5- Under Authorization select Basic > Specified roles or groups > type your FTP group name for users > select read and write permissions and click Finish.
6- Now my website is showing in the tree structure of the Windows web server.
How to add FTP virtual directory and add permission
1- Open This PC > open Local Disk (C) > open FTP directory > right-click, select New and click Folder to create a subdirectory.
2- Type a subdirectory name and press enter.
3- Right-click on your FTP site and select Add Virtual Directory.
4- In the Alias field, type a name and select … to add the user directory path,
5- Expand Local Drive (C) > FTP directory > select subdirectory the one you have created and click ok.
6- After adding a virtual directory path click ok.
7- To configure permissions in IIS Manager > right-click on subdirectory (for example Jamil) and selected edit Permission.
8- Click on the Security tab and click the Advanced button.
9- Under advanced security settings and click the Disable inheritance button.
10- Select convert inherited permissions into explicit permission on the object.
11- After enabling inheritance click ok.
12- Go back to the Security tab and click on the Edit button.
13- Select the Users group in which all users are located and click the Remove button. After removing all users only the owner of the directory has access to it.
14- Now we need to add a Windows user who will have full access to the directory, click the Add button.
15- Type the username of the virtual directory > click Check Names and click Ok.
16- Next we need to give permission for complete control of the directory > Select the created user and check all fields Allow (Permissions) and click ok.
17- Click Ok.
How to Configure FTP User Isolation
1- Now we need to set up isolation In order for each user to get to his own directory and not have access to other files after connecting to the server and select FTP User Isolation.
2- Select the user name directory and click Apply under the Action menu.
How to allow FTP port in windows firewall
For an external connection to the FTP server, you need to configure the firewall.
1- Open Server Manager > select Tools and select Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security.
2- Select Inbound Rules and select New Rule under the Action menu.
3- Select Predefined, select FTP Server from the drop-down list and click next.
4- Check all the predefined rules and click next.
5- Select Allow the connection, click Finish. For these rules to take effect and restart the server.
How to Access an FTP Server in Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer
You can connect to an FTP server in many ways, for example, through the standard Windows utility, Explorer, or through the FileZilla program.
1- I am connecting through Windows Explorer, Type FTP address in the address bar and press enter: For example, (my FTP server address is – ftp://10.0.0.50)
2- Type user name, Password, checks save password box and click Log On.
3- You will see the contents of the FTP server folder.
4- Now I am connecting through Internet Explorer, Type FTP address in the address bar and press enter: For example, (my FTP server address is – ftp://10.0.0.50).
Type a user name, Password and click Log On.
5- You will see the contents of the FTP server folder.
How to map an FTP network location or a web share location, in File Explorer.
1- Open This PC in Windows Explorer, select Add a network location to open the Add Network Location Wizard.
2- Click Next.
3- Select Choose a custom network location and click on Next.
4- Type your FTP address (Ex. ftp://10.0.0.50) and then click next.
5- Uncheck Log on anonymously, type your user name provided as your FTP login credentials and then click next.
6- Type a name for the Network location and click Finish.
7- Check the box Open this network location when I click finish and click finish.
8- Type your password in the password field, click on Save Password and click Log On to test your connection.
9- Here you can see the FTP folder.