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Windows 2012 FTP Service Installation and Configuration

Note: The Windows configuration and instructions in this article have been tested on the Windows 2012 64-bit operating system. For other types and versions of the operating system, configuration may vary. Please refer to the official documentation for the details about relevant operating systems.


  1. Select Server Manager in the lower left corner. Click Management to add roles and functions.

  1. It comes to next step by default. When selecting the role of server, tick Web server (IIS) and select Add, and then proceed to next step.

  2. It comes to next step by default. When selecting the role of server, click FTP Server > FTP Service in role service and select Next to install.


  1. Select Tool > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager in Server Manager.

  2. Right click on the left column in the website and select Add FTP Sites.

  1. Set the FTP site name and the physical path of FTP content directory.

  2. Set the FTP default port as 21 and select [No SSL].

  3. Select Basic for authentication, set Specific User in Access Allowed, fill in the FTP username and add read/write access.

  4. Click Server Manager and select Computer Management in Tool.

  5. Right click Users in Local Users and Groups and select New User. Create an FTP user and set a password.

  6. Right click on the FTP content directory and select Properties.

  1. Choose Security > Edit > Add.

  1. Select Advanced to search and then select FTP User.

  1. Add read/write access for the FTP user.

Firewall Configuration

  1. Click Start in the left corner at the bottom and click Control Panel.

  1. Select Windows Firewall, Advanced Settings.

  2. Select the Inbound Rules on the left and select New Rule on the right.

  3. Select Port, enter the default port 21 of FTP service, select Connection Allowed, and enter the rule name to finish.

  4. Select [Windows Firewall] in [Control Panel] to allow applications or functions to pass Windows firewall.

  5. Select Allow Other Applications to browse.

  1. Double click "C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe" and select Add.

Then, the ftp service and firewall are configured.

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Update Time:2019-08-28 21:38:33