Windows Server 2008 R2 FTP and Firewall Setup

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  1. Install the Web Server role with the IIS Management Console and FTP Server role services:

    Server 2008 R2 FTP Role Services
  2. Create a new FTP Site:

    Server 2008 R2 FTP Site Information
  3. Setup the site with the default bindings and choose Allow SSL if you don’t plan on deploying a certificate:

    Server 2008 R2 FTP Binding and SSL Settings
  4. Configure user permissions and basic or anonymous permission.  If your server is connected to your domain you can specify domain users, otherwise they must be local user accounts:

    Server 2008 R2 FTP Authentication and Authorization Information
  5. Finally you’ll have to configure your server’s firewall rules to allow access.  Personally, I think Microsoft’s done a great job up until this point… it’s a shame it couldn’t last.  Disregard any existing FTP firewall rules; although they should be enabled, they don’t actually allow access!  Run Allow a Program Through Windows Firewall and grant access to C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe

    Server 2008 R2 FTP Firewall Add a Program
    Server 2008 R2 FTP Firewall Allow Programs to communciate through Windows Firewall
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