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By Lino767 ·
I have many folders created on my FTP server for clients. When a client log on to the FTP site all the folders are visible eventhough the client can not access the others. How do I hide all the folders except the folder that is assigned to a client?

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by Eclipse860 In reply to W2K --- FTP

You may want to consider having the user placed directly into their own directory when they FTP to the server. Here are some quick instructions to do so...

If this server is a Domain Controller...
Create a new Virtual Directory. Name the VirtualDirectory the exact same name as the user. The folder can still retain its original name. Make sure the SYSTEM account has full control of the folder (set in permissions tab in explorer).

If the server is a Member Server...
Same as above exceptyou need to create a new Local User on the server with the same name as the user who needs access. Also be sure the SYSTEM account has Full Control.

The user should still FTP in the same manner as before. Now they will be placed into their own directory by default and will see only their files and folders.

There may be other ways to do this, but this is how I handle out FTPs and it works great.

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by Madmouser In reply to W2K --- FTP

STEP ONE: Create User Folder

Establish folder on server for user to access. Set appropriate permissions for user on folder. Allow permissions to propagate to subfolders.

STEP TWO: Create user Account

Access User Manager to create new user account. Critical Note: Username MUST be the same as name folder you created for them on FTP server.

Username: Same as folder name
Full Name: Determined by local policy.
Description: Determined by local policy.
Password: Enter a unique password, must contain minimum of 8 characters consisting of alpha-numerics and at least one special character such as *, ! or # and 1 numeric. Re-enter new password for confirmation

User Must Change Password at Next Logon: Determined by localpolicy
User Cannot Change Password: Determined by local policy
Password never Expires: Determined by local policy
Account Disabled: Leave blank

GROUPS: System default will enter new user into Users group.

Click OK to exit User Manager
STEP THREE: Create FTP Virtual Directory

Right click on My Computer, left click Manage

Click Internet Information Services

Select the FTP service (Default FTP Site) near the top of the file tree.

Right Click on Default FTP Site, movedown to new and click on Virtual Directory. This will start the New Virtual Directory Wizard.

Alias to be used to access virtual directory: Enter username you created in User Manager.

Click Browse and select the directory you would like the user to have access to. Click OK when you locate the proper directory

You are now back at the New Virtual Directory Wizard and the path you have chosen is displayed.

Click Next

Check the following access rights boxes: "READ" "WRITE" and ?Log Visits?.

Click Finish

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