Go Back   TechArena Community > Technical Support > Computer Help > Windows Server > Windows Server Help
Become a Member!
Forgot your username/password?
Tags Active Topics RSS Search Mark Forums Read

Sponsored Links



FTP setup nightmare on windows 2003

Windows Server Help


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 31-12-2004
Shabam
 
Posts: n/a
FTP setup nightmare on windows 2003

I'm running windows 2003 server, and tried to set up FTP, but it's always giving me this error message:
User John failed to log on, could not access the home directory /.

I created a system user "john", put him in the administrator's group, then assigned him full permissions to the folder F:\John\. Nothing seems to work. I even added "everyone", "system", and "authenticated users" to the folder permissions. Still nothing.

Why is this so hard to get set up, and exactly what do I need to do to get it running?


Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 31-12-2004
Dave Patrick
 
Posts: n/a
Re: FTP setup nightmare on windows 2003

I think you'll also need to add the user 'logon locally' permissions. These
articles may help or ask them in inetserver.iis.ftp

HOW TO: Set Up Windows 2000 as an FTP Server
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=300662

http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;Q201771

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=239120



IIS Status Codes
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=318380

--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"Shabam" wrote:
I'm running windows 2003 server, and tried to set up FTP, but it's always
giving me this error message:
User John failed to log on, could not access the home directory /.

I created a system user "john", put him in the administrator's group, then
assigned him full permissions to the folder F:\John\. Nothing seems to
work. I even added "everyone", "system", and "authenticated users" to the
folder permissions. Still nothing.

Why is this so hard to get set up, and exactly what do I need to do to get
it running?


Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 31-12-2004
Dave Patrick
 
Posts: n/a
Re: FTP setup nightmare on windows 2003

I think you'll also need to add the user 'logon locally' permissions. These
articles may help or ask them in inetserver.iis.ftp

HOW TO: Set Up Windows 2000 as an FTP Server
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=300662

http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;Q201771

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=239120



IIS Status Codes
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=318380

--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"Shabam" wrote:
I'm running windows 2003 server, and tried to set up FTP, but it's always
giving me this error message:
User John failed to log on, could not access the home directory /.

I created a system user "john", put him in the administrator's group, then
assigned him full permissions to the folder F:\John\. Nothing seems to
work. I even added "everyone", "system", and "authenticated users" to the
folder permissions. Still nothing.

Why is this so hard to get set up, and exactly what do I need to do to get
it running?


Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 31-12-2004
Roger Abell
 
Posts: n/a
Re: FTP setup nightmare on windows 2003

Did you make F:\John\ user John's home dir ?
Whille not absolutely necessary, this at least in W2k FTP will
make the inital FTP access to there.
The you did not mention adding F:\John\ as an FTP vdir, which
must be done.
Finally, the message you are getting is because account John
has no access to the folder that is the root of the FTP virtual
storage, such as c:\inetpub\ftproot or whereever this has been
relocated (as is advisable)
You should never allow an admin account to be used with FTP
access, since FTP login is in clear text.

--
Roger Abell
Microsoft MVP (Windows Security)
MCSE (W2k3,W2k,Nt4) MCDBA
"Shabam" <chalupa@yomama-nospam.com> wrote in message
news:m7WdnYf0ms6QeEncRVn-3w@adelphia.com...
I'm running windows 2003 server, and tried to set up FTP, but it's always
giving me this error message:
User John failed to log on, could not access the home directory /.
I created a system user "john", put him in the administrator's group, then
assigned him full permissions to the folder F:\John\. Nothing seems to
work. I even added "everyone", "system", and "authenticated users" to the
folder permissions. Still nothing.
Why is this so hard to get set up, and exactly what do I need to do to get
it running?


Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 31-12-2004
Roger Abell
 
Posts: n/a
Re: FTP setup nightmare on windows 2003

Did you make F:\John\ user John's home dir ?
Whille not absolutely necessary, this at least in W2k FTP will
make the inital FTP access to there.
The you did not mention adding F:\John\ as an FTP vdir, which
must be done.
Finally, the message you are getting is because account John
has no access to the folder that is the root of the FTP virtual
storage, such as c:\inetpub\ftproot or whereever this has been
relocated (as is advisable)
You should never allow an admin account to be used with FTP
access, since FTP login is in clear text.

--
Roger Abell
Microsoft MVP (Windows Security)
MCSE (W2k3,W2k,Nt4) MCDBA
"Shabam" <chalupa@yomama-nospam.com> wrote in message
news:m7WdnYf0ms6QeEncRVn-3w@adelphia.com...
I'm running windows 2003 server, and tried to set up FTP, but it's always
giving me this error message:
User John failed to log on, could not access the home directory /.
I created a system user "john", put him in the administrator's group, then
assigned him full permissions to the folder F:\John\. Nothing seems to
work. I even added "everyone", "system", and "authenticated users" to the
folder permissions. Still nothing.
Why is this so hard to get set up, and exactly what do I need to do to get
it running?


Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 31-12-2004
Jeff Cochran
 
Posts: n/a
Re: FTP setup nightmare on windows 2003

On Thu, 30 Dec 2004 21:39:46 -0800, "Shabam"
<chalupa@yomama-nospam.com> wrote:

>I'm running windows 2003 server, and tried to set up FTP, but it's always giving me this error message:
>User John failed to log on, could not access the home directory /.
>
>I created a system user "john", put him in the administrator's group, then assigned him full permissions to the folder F:\John\. Nothing seems to work. I even added "everyone", "system", and "authenticated users" to the folder permissions. Still nothing.
>
>Why is this so hard to get set up, and exactly what do I need to do to get it running?


Because you have the FTP directory structure wrong. Depending on
whether you use isololation, and which method, you need the proper
directory structure (and AD settings if isolating with AD).

See:

HOW TO: Set Up an FTP Server in Windows Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;323384

How To Limit Access to a FTP Site in Windows Server 2003:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;816525

INFO: FTP Site Administration Documentation in IIS 6.0:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;814865

Hosting Multiple FTP Sites with FTP User Isolation
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d...RG_CFG_21.mspx

Jeff
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 31-12-2004
Jeff Cochran
 
Posts: n/a
Re: FTP setup nightmare on windows 2003

On Thu, 30 Dec 2004 21:39:46 -0800, "Shabam"
<chalupa@yomama-nospam.com> wrote:

>I'm running windows 2003 server, and tried to set up FTP, but it's always giving me this error message:
>User John failed to log on, could not access the home directory /.
>
>I created a system user "john", put him in the administrator's group, then assigned him full permissions to the folder F:\John\. Nothing seems to work. I even added "everyone", "system", and "authenticated users" to the folder permissions. Still nothing.
>
>Why is this so hard to get set up, and exactly what do I need to do to get it running?


Because you have the FTP directory structure wrong. Depending on
whether you use isololation, and which method, you need the proper
directory structure (and AD settings if isolating with AD).

See:

HOW TO: Set Up an FTP Server in Windows Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;323384

How To Limit Access to a FTP Site in Windows Server 2003:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;816525

INFO: FTP Site Administration Documentation in IIS 6.0:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;814865

Hosting Multiple FTP Sites with FTP User Isolation
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d...RG_CFG_21.mspx

Jeff
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-01-2005
Bernard
 
Posts: n/a
Re: FTP setup nightmare on windows 2003

If you still stuck, try filemon and see what directory that IIS is sending
the user to, and check if the user has access permission on the folder.

--
Regards,
Bernard Cheah
http://www.tryiis.com/
http://support.microsoft.com/
http://www.msmvps.com/bernard/



"Shabam" <chalupa@yomama-nospam.com> wrote in message
news:m7WdnYf0ms6QeEncRVn-3w@adelphia.com...
I'm running windows 2003 server, and tried to set up FTP, but it's always
giving me this error message:
User John failed to log on, could not access the home directory /.

I created a system user "john", put him in the administrator's group, then
assigned him full permissions to the folder F:\John\. Nothing seems to
work. I even added "everyone", "system", and "authenticated users" to the
folder permissions. Still nothing.

Why is this so hard to get set up, and exactly what do I need to do to get
it running?


Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-01-2005
Bernard
 
Posts: n/a
Re: FTP setup nightmare on windows 2003

If you still stuck, try filemon and see what directory that IIS is sending
the user to, and check if the user has access permission on the folder.

--
Regards,
Bernard Cheah
http://www.tryiis.com/
http://support.microsoft.com/
http://www.msmvps.com/bernard/



"Shabam" <chalupa@yomama-nospam.com> wrote in message
news:m7WdnYf0ms6QeEncRVn-3w@adelphia.com...
I'm running windows 2003 server, and tried to set up FTP, but it's always
giving me this error message:
User John failed to log on, could not access the home directory /.

I created a system user "john", put him in the administrator's group, then
assigned him full permissions to the folder F:\John\. Nothing seems to
work. I even added "everyone", "system", and "authenticated users" to the
folder permissions. Still nothing.

Why is this so hard to get set up, and exactly what do I need to do to get
it running?


Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-01-2005
Shabam
 
Posts: n/a
Re: FTP setup nightmare on windows 2003

"Bernard" <qbernard@hotmail.com.discuss> wrote in message
news:%237yg0k77EHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> If you still stuck, try filemon and see what directory that IIS is sending
> the user to, and check if the user has access permission on the folder.


Thanks! I tried that tool and found that the FTP server was trying to set
the user's root to be E:\John\LocalUser\John\ even though I had initially
set it to just E:\John\. After creating the LocalUser\John\ folder it now
works.

Why is Windows 2003 insisting on that path? How can I set it to just be
E:\John\ ?



Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-01-2005
Shabam
 
Posts: n/a
Re: FTP setup nightmare on windows 2003

"Bernard" <qbernard@hotmail.com.discuss> wrote in message
news:%237yg0k77EHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> If you still stuck, try filemon and see what directory that IIS is sending
> the user to, and check if the user has access permission on the folder.


Thanks! I tried that tool and found that the FTP server was trying to set
the user's root to be E:\John\LocalUser\John\ even though I had initially
set it to just E:\John\. After creating the LocalUser\John\ folder it now
works.

Why is Windows 2003 insisting on that path? How can I set it to just be
E:\John\ ?



Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-01-2005
Bernard
 
Posts: n/a
Re: FTP setup nightmare on windows 2003

You can't :(
How To Set Up Isolated Ftp Site
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=555018

localuser for standalone machine itself or
domainname if it's within AD.

--
Regards,
Bernard Cheah
http://www.tryiis.com/
http://support.microsoft.com/
http://www.msmvps.com/bernard/



"Shabam" <chalupa@yomama-nospam.com> wrote in message
news:MYKdnS6dgczr3kvcRVn-oQ@adelphia.com...
> "Bernard" <qbernard@hotmail.com.discuss> wrote in message
> news:%237yg0k77EHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> If you still stuck, try filemon and see what directory that IIS is
>> sending
>> the user to, and check if the user has access permission on the folder.

>
> Thanks! I tried that tool and found that the FTP server was trying to set
> the user's root to be E:\John\LocalUser\John\ even though I had initially
> set it to just E:\John\. After creating the LocalUser\John\ folder it now
> works.
>
> Why is Windows 2003 insisting on that path? How can I set it to just be
> E:\John\ ?
>
>
>



Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-01-2005
Bernard
 
Posts: n/a
Re: FTP setup nightmare on windows 2003

You can't :(
How To Set Up Isolated Ftp Site
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=555018

localuser for standalone machine itself or
domainname if it's within AD.

--
Regards,
Bernard Cheah
http://www.tryiis.com/
http://support.microsoft.com/
http://www.msmvps.com/bernard/



"Shabam" <chalupa@yomama-nospam.com> wrote in message
news:MYKdnS6dgczr3kvcRVn-oQ@adelphia.com...
> "Bernard" <qbernard@hotmail.com.discuss> wrote in message
> news:%237yg0k77EHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> If you still stuck, try filemon and see what directory that IIS is
>> sending
>> the user to, and check if the user has access permission on the folder.

>
> Thanks! I tried that tool and found that the FTP server was trying to set
> the user's root to be E:\John\LocalUser\John\ even though I had initially
> set it to just E:\John\. After creating the LocalUser\John\ folder it now
> works.
>
> Why is Windows 2003 insisting on that path? How can I set it to just be
> E:\John\ ?
>
>
>



Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-01-2005
Jeff Cochran
 
Posts: n/a
Re: FTP setup nightmare on windows 2003

On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 22:34:54 -0800, "Shabam"
<chalupa@yomama-nospam.com> wrote:

>"Bernard" <qbernard@hotmail.com.discuss> wrote in message
>news:%237yg0k77EHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> If you still stuck, try filemon and see what directory that IIS is sending
>> the user to, and check if the user has access permission on the folder.

>
>Thanks! I tried that tool and found that the FTP server was trying to set
>the user's root to be E:\John\LocalUser\John\ even though I had initially
>set it to just E:\John\. After creating the LocalUser\John\ folder it now
>works.
>
>Why is Windows 2003 insisting on that path? How can I set it to just be
>E:\John\ ?


Use a virtual folder. And read the links I posted on FTP setup, there
is a specific directory structure dependent on isolation that must be
used.

Jeff
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-01-2005
Jeff Cochran
 
Posts: n/a
Re: FTP setup nightmare on windows 2003

On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 22:34:54 -0800, "Shabam"
<chalupa@yomama-nospam.com> wrote:

>"Bernard" <qbernard@hotmail.com.discuss> wrote in message
>news:%237yg0k77EHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> If you still stuck, try filemon and see what directory that IIS is sending
>> the user to, and check if the user has access permission on the folder.

>
>Thanks! I tried that tool and found that the FTP server was trying to set
>the user's root to be E:\John\LocalUser\John\ even though I had initially
>set it to just E:\John\. After creating the LocalUser\John\ folder it now
>works.
>
>Why is Windows 2003 insisting on that path? How can I set it to just be
>E:\John\ ?


Use a virtual folder. And read the links I posted on FTP setup, there
is a specific directory structure dependent on isolation that must be
used.

Jeff
Reply With Quote
Reply

  TechArena Community > Technical Support > Computer Help > Windows Server > Windows Server Help
Tags: , , ,



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads for: "FTP setup nightmare on windows 2003"
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to setup Socks Proxy on windows 2003 VPS server? S-H-A-Y-A-N Windows Server Help 1 24-01-2012 11:48 PM
How to setup vpn under windows server 2003 ? Neel21 Networking & Security 3 22-12-2009 09:03 PM
How to setup workgroup in windows 2003 server dan-dan Networking & Security 3 22-07-2009 11:05 PM
Setup RDP to a Windows 2003 Domain Controller sphilip Windows Server Help 2 01-12-2007 01:11 AM
Windows Server 2003 R2 & Dot Net 1.1.4322 and 2.0.50727 - Setup a Hank Freeman Windows Server Help 0 28-12-2006 10:06 PM


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 03:42 PM.