FTP Server Installation and Configuration on Windows Server 2012

FTP Server Installation and Configuration on Windows Server 2012

This article explains how to install and configure FTP Server on Microsoft Windows Server 2012. Free step by step guide for FTP Server installation and configuration on Windows Server 2012

Let’s get started.

1. Login to the Test Server.

2. Now log on to the server, as shown below.

FTP Server Installation

3. Enter your username and password (ABC\administrator) and click OK, as shown below.

Enter your username

4. On the certificate verification window, click Yes.

certificate verification

5. The next window will show the Server Desktop.

windows will show the Server Desktop

6. Open Server Manager from the bottom left corner of server desktop, as shown below

Server Manager

7. Click on Add Roles & Features from the Server Manager Dashboard, as shown below.

Add Roles & Features

8. Click Next to begin the process, as shown below

 begin the process

9. By default, Role-based or feature-based Installation is selected already, so we will continue with default settings and click Next, as shown below

Installation

10. On the next window, continue with default server (Test) selection and click Next, as shown below

window, continue with default server (Test) selection

11. On the Server Roles window select the Web Server(IIS) option, as shown below.

Web Server

12. As you click on Web Server (IIS) Option, it will open a pop-up window of Add Roles & Features Wizard.  Click on Add Features to continue, as shown below.

Add Roles & Features

13. Click Next to continue, as shown to below

Next to continue

14. Click Next to continue, as shown below, because we do not require any other features.

Next to continue

15. On the Web Server Role page, click Next to continue, as shown below.

Server Role

16. Select the FTP Server option in the Select Role Service, as shown below.

FTP Server

17. Then select FTP Extensibility and click Next to continue, as shown below.

FTP Extensibility

18. On the Confirm Install Selection window, click Install, as shown below.

Confirm Install Selection window

19. You can see that the FTP Server Installation has been started.

FTP Server Installation

20. Once the Installation of FTP Server is complete, click Close to finish the setup, as shown below.

Installation of FTP


21. After installing the FTP Server Role, open IIS Manager from the Start Menu, as shown below.

IIS Manager

22. IIS Manager Console will open and you can see the contents page, as shown below.

Console

23. Right-click on the Site Directory and select Add FTP Site, as shown below.

Add FTP

24. Enter the FTP Site Name, as shown below.

Enter the FTP Site Name, as shown below

25. Click Browse and another window will open, where you will see many other directories, as shown below.

Browse and another window

26. Click Make New Folder to create a new directory, as shown below, so that we can define the physical pathway of the FTP site.

physical pathway

27. Make New Folder and name it FTP (or any of your choice) and click OK, as shown below.

FTP

28. You can see that, by creating this folder, we have defined the physical pathway of the Content Directory. Click Next to continue, as shown below.

defined the physical pathway

29. Assign IP address 192.168.0.65 – the Port will remain the same (21). In the SSL option, select No SSL and click Next to continue, as shown below.

SSL option

30. In the next screen, select Basic under Authentication, select All User from the drop-down list under Allow Access to, and select Read & Write under Permission option, then click Finish to complete the Setup.

Authentication

31. You can see that the FTP site is configured, as shown below.

FTP site is configured

32. To check the FTP site functionality, go to Internet Explorer and type ftp://192.168.0.65 into the address bar, as shown below.

FTP site functionality

33. As you press the Enter key, you will be asked for your username and password, as shown below.

  • Username: administrator
  • Password: abc@1234
  • Click on Logon button

username and password

34. The FTP site home page will open, as shown below.

FTP site home page

35. To open the FTP site in Explorer, go to the View Tab and click Open FTP Site in File Explorer, as shown below.

FTP site in Explorer

36. The next window will ask for your login credentials, so enter your username and password and click Login, as shown below.

credentials

37. The FTP Site will be opened in a folder in Windows Explorer – you will see that the folder is empty, as shown below.

Windows Explorer

38. Right-click and create a New Folder, as shown below.

 Right-click and create a New Folder, as shown below

39. Name the folder Testing, as shown below.

Testing

40. Close this window and go to the C Drive, where you have create the FTP folder for placing content of FTP.  You can see the Testing Directory which you have created in the FTP server, as shown below.

FTP

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This is how we create an FTP Server on Windows 2012 Server.

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