In addition to acting as a Web server, IIS can act as an FTP server. The FTP service is not installed by default on IIS. Therefore, to use IIS as an FTP server, you must install the FTP service.

To set up an FTP server using IIS

  1. Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. Click Add/Remove Windows Components.
  3. In the Windows Components Wizard dialog box, if you are running at least Windows Server 2003, select Application Server, and then click Details.
  4. Select Internet Information Services (IIS) and then click Details.
  5. In the Internet Information Services (IIS) dialog box, select the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Service check box and click OK.
  6. In the Windows Components Wizard dialog box, click Next. If prompted, insert your Windows CD.

    When the installation process is finished, you can use the FTP service with IIS.

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