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How do I Create the FTP Users Group?

First, log onto your server via Remote Desktop, and navigate to ‘Server Manager‘ by clicking on ‘Start –> Right-Click Computer –> Manage‘.

Next, expand the ‘Configuration‘ heading, click on ‘Local Users and Groups‘, and then click on ‘Groups‘. This will display a list of default user groups on the server.

Right-click on ‘Groups‘ and click on ‘New Group…‘.

In the ‘Group Name‘ field, type in ‘FTP Users‘. Below, you can enter an optional description if you wish, and also add the users if they have already been created. When ready, click on ‘Create‘.

Now, you need to assign the group NTFS permissions to the FTP root folder.

Open up Windows Explorer and navigate to ‘C:\Inetpub’. Within that folder you will see a sub-folder named ‘ftproot‘. Right-click on this folder and choose ‘Properties‘.

In the Properties dialog box, click on the ‘Security‘ tab. On the Security tab, click the ‘Edit‘ button.

Next, it will display a list of users and groups who have permissions to the folder. Click the ‘Add‘ button, then click ‘Advanced‘ and then ‘Find Now‘ and it will display all available users and groups on the server. Find the ‘FTP Users‘ group, click on it, then click ‘OK‘ and then ‘OK‘ once more.

You will then see the ‘FTP Users‘ group in the list of users and groups which have permission, click on it so it is highlighted. In the bottom window, you will see the actual permission set. Click on ‘Modify‘. Then, click ‘OK‘ and then ‘OK‘ once more.

You have now assigned the ‘FTP Users‘ group permissions to the FTP root directory.

Please note that you will use this same process of assigning permissions for the individual users to the folders on the server you wish for them to access.

The next step in the process is creating the FTP users and adding them to the group.

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