Changing Default FTP Site Settings (IIS 6.0)

During installation of IIS, default values are set for the various properties assigned to FTP sites. Properties can be set at the global level, affecting all FTP sites on a server; on the individual site level; or at the directory or file level. IIS uses an inheritance model, which means that settings at higher levels are automatically inherited by lower levels. Settings at lower levels can be edited individually to override inherited settings from the next level up.

If you change a setting at a lower level, then later change a setting at a higher level that conflicts with the lower level setting, you are prompted to choose whether you want to change the lower-level setting to the new higher-level setting.

  Important

You must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer to perform the following procedure or procedures. As a security best practice, log on to your computer by using an account that is not in the Administrators group, and then use the runas command to run IIS Manager as an administrator. At a command prompt, type runas /User:Administrative_AccountName "mmc %systemroot%\system32\inetsrv\iis.msc".

Procedures

To globally set properties for all FTP sites

1.

In IIS Manager, expand the local computer, right-click the FTP Sites folder, and click Properties.

2.

Click Help on any of the tabs for more information on those settings.

To set properties for a single FTP site

1.

In IIS Manager, expand the FTP Sites folder, right-click the FTP site whose settings you want to change, and click Properties.

2.

Click Help on any of the tabs for more information on those settings.

Related Information

For information on installing the FTP service, see FTP Site Setup.



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