IIS 6.0 F1: FTP Site Properties - Home Directory Tab

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008

Use this tab to change the home directory for your FTP site or to modify its properties. The home directory is the central location for the published files in your FTP site. A default home directory, stored in the systemdrive\inetpub\ftproot, was created when you installed the FTP service.

You can change the location of the home directory to one of the following:

A directory located on this computer

Click to permit users to access a specified directory on this computer to view or update FTP content. You can control access to the content by implementing any Windows security method.

In the Local Path box, type the path to the directory or the destination URL. The syntax must match the currently selected path type. For a local directory, use the full path, for example, C:\Inetpub\Ftproot). For a network share, use a Universal Naming Convention (UNC) server and share name, for example \\Webserver\htmlfiles.

A directory located on another computer

Click to permit users to view or update FTP content on another computer that has an active connection to this computer. If you have administrative credentials on the remote computer, you can control access to the content by implementing any Windows security method.

In the Network share box you can type the server name and directory name. Click the Connect As button to type or change the network user name and password information.

FTP site directory

If you click A directory located on this computer, the following options are available:

Local path

When content comes from a directory located on this computer, this box displays the path to the directory that stores your FTP site files. By default, these files are stored in the systemdrive\inetpub\Ftproot directory.

Browse

Click to locate the directory path.

If you click A directory located on another computer, the following options are available:

Network share

Type the server name and directory name.

Connect as

Click to provide a user name and password for access to the network share.

If you click either A directory located on this computer or A directory located on another computer, the following options are available:

Read

Select to enable users to read or download files stored in a home directory or a virtual directory.

Write

Select to allow users to upload files to the enabled directory on your server. You should enable write permissions only for directories that are intended to accept files from users.

Log visits

Select to record visits to this directory in a log file. Visits are recorded only if logging is enabled for this FTP site. Logging is enabled by default.

Directory listing style

These settings allow you to choose between MS-DOS and UNIX style directory listings.

UNIX

Click to display the year in a four-digit format when the date of the file is different from the year of the FTP server. No year is returned in cases where the file date has the same year as the FTP server.

MS-DOS 

Click to display the year in a date in a two-digit format by default. You can programmatically change this setting to display years in a four-digit format by enabling the FtpDirBrowseShowLongDate metabase property.

Related Topics

To learn more about FTP site administration, setting up an FTP site, logging site activity, and the FtpDirBrowseShowLongDate metabase property, see the IIS 6.0 online documentation on the Microsoft Windows Server TechCenter.

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