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  • hello, am trying to get up and ftp on windows home server and i have done so base on the "http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323384"
    and when i try yo connect to the ftp from a next computer i get this error -- look at the image "http://i34.tinypic.com/1zozx41.png"
    Friday, December 12, 2008 9:57 PM

Answers

  • You may not have correctly configured your firewall for FTP access to your server.

    Why do you want an FTP server on your WHS computer? It's not supported, potentially it's a violation of the EULA (there is a restriction in the EULA against adding roles to your server), and the Remote Access web site provides a much easier-to-use interface for most purposes.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Friday, December 12, 2008 11:04 PM
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  • You may not have correctly configured your firewall for FTP access to your server.

    Why do you want an FTP server on your WHS computer? It's not supported, potentially it's a violation of the EULA (there is a restriction in the EULA against adding roles to your server), and the Remote Access web site provides a much easier-to-use interface for most purposes.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Friday, December 12, 2008 11:04 PM
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  • To add...

    Why allow access to your WHS via FTP which is inherently insecure. WHS has a nice Secure Socket Layer [SSL] remote access scheme to shared files and folders built-in.

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/7/2/272d14a7-eb96-4dde-a90e-3e5b4bc388af/Windows_Home_Server_Technical_Brief_-_Remote_Access.docx

    WHS also gives you, the administrator, the ability to configure which shared folders your remote users have access to AND whether or not they have read or read/write permissions in those folders. Its highly configurable in that way.

    I personally see no reason whatsoever to add FTP access to the WHS.

    MS-MVP Windows Desktop Experience, "When all else fails, read the instructions"
    Saturday, December 13, 2008 11:39 AM
  • I agree with the other comments about FTP being not a recommended and unsecure solution.
    If you find the web interface of WHS too inconvenient for your purposes, you could try the add-in Web Folders 4 WHS.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Saturday, December 13, 2008 5:07 PM
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