You typically create a virtual directory for the Web server that maps to the FTP site so that the Web server can access the files in the FTP root. The Web virtual directory name can be the same as the FTP virtual directory name, but this is not required.

To create a Web server virtual directory

  1. In the Internet Information Services dialog box, open the Web Sites node.
  2. Right-click the Default Web Site node, click New, and then click Virtual Directory.
  3. In the wizard, specify an alias that users will use with http:// protocol to access the files in the FTP folder. This can be the same as the FTP alias, for instance ExampleFtpFiles.
  4. For the directory path, type or browse to the path of the FTP directory, for example C:\inetpub\ftproot\ExampleFtpFiles.
  5. For access permissions, select Read and Run scripts.
  6. Click Finish to create the virtual directory and close the wizard.

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