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I'm looking to create an FTP server that has granular permissions. For example, I may have the following users:


And want a structure such as:

/Shared (Read)
/Users/ (Read/Write for the user's folder only)
/Software (Read/Write)

How can I accomplish this? I'm running Server 2008 R2 and don't see these options.

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Would you look at a low cost third party app? – Dave M Aug 22 '12 at 20:01
Potentially but I'd like to think that Windows or a free/open-source solution can accomplish this. – techguy817 Aug 22 '12 at 20:17
While I've never used it, it is very likely that the built-in FTP server respects the NTFS permissions on the disk. You probably just need to set the right security permissions on the disk folders in question. – Harry Johnston Aug 24 '12 at 4:22

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