It's been a long time in development, but Microsoft has released a beta version of a new FTP service that we have completely rewritten for Windows Server code name "Longhorn". This new FTP service contains many great new features, such as:
There are way too many features to list in such a short space, so a good place for addtional information is the "What’s New for Microsoft and FTP?" article. I encourage you to download the beta version of the new FTP service today, and listed below are the links for the download pages for each of the individual installation packages:
After installing the new FTP server, the following walkthroughs on the www.iis.net web site should help get you started:
In closing, the beta version of this new FTP service has a lot to offer, and we've put a lot of time and effort into making what we think is a great start for the future of FTP for IIS. About the only piece of bad news that I have for anyone is that this new FTP service will not work on Windows Server 2003 with IIS 6.0.
All in all, our team is excited to see people start testing with this beta version. And lest I forget, my special thanks go to:
Few people asked me how to programatically create FTP 7 site. FTP 7 doesn't use the IIS metabase to store
I received the following question from Mickey Binder in response to my blog entries about FTP for IIS7
Will this be compatible with IIS7 on Vista?