Creating a New FTP Site with Isolate Users Mode (IIS 6.0)

Isolate users mode authenticates users against local or domain accounts before they can access the home directory that matches their username. All user home directories are in a directory structure under a single FTP root directory where each user is placed and restricted to their home directory. Users are not permitted to navigate out of their home directory. If users need access to dedicated shared folders, you can also establish a virtual root. This mode does not authenticate against Active Directory directory service.

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".

To create a new FTP site with Isolate users mode


In IIS Manager, click the local computer, right-click the FTP Sites folder, point to New, and then click FTP Site.


In Welcome to the FTP Site Creation Wizard, click Next.


In FTP Site Description, type a description for the FTP site, and then click Next.


In IP Address and Port Settings, type an IP address and port number, and then click Next.


In FTP User Isolation, click Isolate users, and then click Next.


Follow the directions in the FTP Site Creation Wizard.


Type or browse to the FTP site home directory, and then click Next.


Enable the Read and Write permissions as appropriate, and then click Next, and click Finish.


Adhere to the following convention when creating each user's FTP site directories:

Related Information

For more information about FTP user isolation, see Hosting Multiple FTP Sites with FTP User Isolation.

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