- Log in to your Windows VPS using RDP (Remote Desktop Access). This tutorial will guide you to connect to Windows VPS server using the RDP from different operating systems.
- Once you are logged on your Windows VPS server, click Start → Administrative Tools → Server Manager.
- At Server Manager, Go to Configuration → Local Users and Groups → Users.
- Create a new Windows user account that you want to use as FTP username. In this article, we've created FTPTest user.
- Now you need to give FTP permissions to this newly created FTP user (FTPTest). For that, Launch IIS manager and select Default FTP Site.
- Right click on Default FTP Site, and select Add Virtual Directory option.
- in the Alias field, specify the FTP username (FTPTest), select Physical path of the virtual directory, and press OK button.
- Select the newly added FTP website from the connection pane. Under FTP section, locate and double-click an option called FTP Authorization Rules.
- Right click on All Users and select Edit option.
- Check the Read and Write check boxes and click OK to save the settings.
- Now open Computer (Windows explorer) and go to the folder path where your web content is stored. Right click on the root folder of your web-content and select Properties option.
- As shown below, click on Security tab of the folder’s properties and click on Edit button which will open up a screen of Permissions for your folder. In order to add permission for FTPTest user, click on the Add button.
- Select Advanced button and click on Find button. This will Popup a window with list of all the users. From this list select your FTP user (FTPTest).
- Now, assign Read, Read & Execute, and List Folder Contents permission to this FTPTest user as per the following screen capture.
- Click on Apply and then OK button to close all the wizards of folder properties.
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