You will need
- – installation disk with Windows 7;
If you want to organize access to files, then you will need an ftp server. The FTP protocol is very convenient for viewing the directories of a remote computer, working with it is little different than using a normal Windows Explorer. As a rule, “heavy” files are posted for download on ftp servers.
easiest way to create your server in Windows 7, however, you will need an installation disk because when installing the operating system the ftp server is not automatically set. Insert the disk into the drive, close the pop-up window. Then open the path: Start – Control Panel – Programs and Components. When the window opens, select Enable or Disable Windows Components.
In the next window that opens, you will need the “IIS Services” list, expand it. After that, expand the list “FTP Server” already in it. Check the “FTP Service” item. In the IIS Services list you already mentioned, look for the Web Site Management Tools list. Expand it, check the box on “IIS Management Console”, click OK. After that, the operating system will install the marked components.
Now you need to configure the ftp server. Open Control Panel, select System and Security – Administration – Computer Management. In the window that appears, locate and expand the Services and Applications group, then open the IIS Services Manager. In the Connections box, select the Sites directory. Then on the right, under Actions, click on Add FTP Site.
In the “Site Details” window, specify its name and location. By default, the site path is: C: inetpub ftproot. When you enter the required data, click Next. In the new window, specify the binding and SSL settings. Snap: “All Free,” port 21. SSL section: “No SSL”. Click “Next”, don’t touch anything in the new window. Click Finish, the site will be created.
Left to configure Windows Firewall. Open Control Panel again, then “System and Security” – “Windows Firewall” – “Advanced Options”. Locate Inbound Rules, activate FTP Server (Inbound Traffic) and FTP Server Passive (FTP Passive Traffic-In). With these actions, you opened 21 ports for incoming connections and set the port range for passive mode.
In the “Outbound Connection Rules” section, activate the “FTP Server (FTP Traffic-Out)” item to open 20 port for outbound connections. Users can now connect by your IP address to your ftp server, view and download the files on it. You can configure access by password, go to the “Local Users and Groups” section and create new users.