Guide – How To Start – FTP Server Minimal on Windows Server 2016

This FTP Server is a minimal implementation of an FTP, a standard communication protocol used for the transfer of computer files from a server to a client on a computer network. This solution contains only tools required for the Server to function.

This is a quick deployment and ready-to-run image.
Simple and rapid installation. Easy to maintain.

The guide how to use FTP Server Minimal on Windows Server 2016

To work with VM you need to open ports – TCP 21,50000-51000

  1. To connect to the virtual machine, run the program “Remote Desktop Connection
  2. Enter the ip address of the virtual machine in the field “Computer” and press “Connect
  1. Next, enter your username / password that you specified when creating the virtual machine 
  1. Next, we need to go to the FileZilla Server control panel. When connecting for the first time, specify Host – Port – 14148 Password – leave blank
  1. Next, you need to accept “fingerprint” – answer yes
  2. Now you need to create a user with an indication of his home directory
    Click on <Server> and select <Configuration>

    7. Click on <Users>

    8. Add the <Users> by clicking <Add>

    9. Now we need to add a new directory. Click <Add>

    10. LMB twice on the line  <Virtual path> type < / >, Click <Ok >. In the line <Native path> type <c:\ftp> and click <Ok>
    If you check <Writable> it’ll give you grants write permissions to the specified directory

    To work with the server, it is recommended to use filezilla ftp client. Operating mode <passive mode>.
    You can download by the link
  1. Enter in the <Host> field the IP of your machine 
  2. In the <Username> field, the name of your machine that you created in step 3
  3. In the <Password> field, the password that you specified in paragraph 3

This new version has very useful new features for the user.

1) Users permissions more simple

2) Working with <let’s encrypt> via admin GUI

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