Configure Directory Restrictions to Isolate Users in Virtual Directories

Updated: October 5, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

Isolate users in virtual directories when you want to isolate FTP user sessions to the physical or virtual directory with the same name of the FTP user account. The user sees only their FTP root location and is, therefore, restricted from navigating higher up the physical or virtual directory tree. Any global virtual directories that are created will be ignored. This option is new in IIS 7.

  1. Open IIS Manager.

  2. In Features View, double-click FTP User Isolation.

  3. On the FTP User Isolation page, under Isolate users. Restrict users to the following directory:, select User name directory (disable global virtual directories).

  4. In the Actions pane, click Apply.

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