This step-by-step article describes how to install and
configure a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server for anonymous
Install Internet Information Services and the FTP Service
Because FTP depends on Microsoft Internet Information Services
(IIS), IIS and the FTP Service must be installed on the computer. To install
IIS and the FTP Service, follow these steps. NOTE
: In Windows Server 2003, the FTP Service is not installed by
default when you install IIS. If you already installed IIS on the computer, you
must use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel to install the FTP
- Click Start, point to Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove
- Click Add/Remove Windows Components.
- In the Components list, click Application Server, click Internet Information Services (IIS) (but do not select or clear the check box), and then click Details.
- Click to select the following check boxes (if they are not
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Service
Internet Information Services Manager
- Click to select the check boxes next to any other
IIS-related service or subcomponent that you want to install, and then click OK.
- Click Next.
- When you are prompted, insert the Windows Server 2003
CD-ROM into the computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive or provide a path to the
location of the files, and then click OK.
- Click Finish.
IIS and the FTP service are now installed. You must configure
the FTP Service before you can use it.
Configure The FTP Service
To configure the FTP Service to allow only anonymous connections,
follow these steps:
- Start Internet Information Services Manager or open the IIS
- Expand Server_name, where Server_name is the name of the
- Expand FTP Sites
- Right-click Default FTP Site, and then click Properties.
- Click the Security Accounts tab.
- Click to select the Allow Anonymous Connections check box (if it is not already selected), and then click to
select the Allow only anonymous connections check box.
When you click to select the Allow only anonymous
connections check box, you configure the FTP Service to allow only
anonymous connections. Users cannot log on by using user names and passwords.
- Click the Home Directory tab.
- Click to select the Read and Log visits check boxes (if they are not
already selected), and then click to clear the Write check box (if it is not already cleared).
- Click OK.
- Quit Internet Information Services Manager or close the IIS
The FTP server is now configured to accept incoming FTP
requests. Copy or move the files that you want to make available to the FTP
publishing folder for access. The default folder is
is the drive on which IIS is
Article ID: 323384 - Last Review: September 11, 2011 - Revision: 8.0
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
- Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0
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