On Windows 2008 RTM (SP1) you would install the FTP 7.5 Out Of Band module from http://www.iis.net/extensions/ftp. But when you try to install it on Windows 2008 R2 you will get the following error.
This version of the operating system is not supported. FTP Service 7.5 for IIS 7.0 can be installed only on Windows Server 2008.
Windows 2008 RTM (SP1) shipped with the legacy FTP service from IIS 6.0.
Latter FTP 7.0 and 7.5 where shipped as Out Of Band Modules.
Windows 2008 R2 already ships with FTP 7.5 and the legacy FTP service has been discontinued.
So you no longer have to install an Out Of Band module for FTP 7.5 on Windows 2008 R2. You can directly install it from the Server Manager > Role Services.
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Thank You! this is the solution I was looking for to set up FTP on windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials.