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How to configure FTP over SSL (Secure FTP) on Windows 2008 in less than 10 minutes....

How to configure FTP over SSL (Secure FTP) on Windows 2008 in less than 10 minutes....

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Lots of reasons why I like this post! 

1) I like the content I am delivering in this one. Short, Sweet, to the point. This is the kind of stuff I want to do!

2) How many people even know when have a Secure FTP server service in Windows now?

3) This is my first SilverLight embedded post!  I have been chomping at the bits to do some of these and just have not taken the time. Over the past 2 days I have been working off of a document that my buddy Keith Combs put together for our team that was tremendously helpful in getting me going.

4) This is going to push me to leverage my new Quad Core/8 Gig of RAM boxes. Rendering videos down has always been painful and these two boxes should alleviate a lot of the time wasted watching progress bars crawl across the screen.

Now for the real post content. As noted above, not too many people even know that we have a Secure FTP service for Windows now. We haven't exactly gone out of our way to let the world know, so I want to do my part. As usual, I am using my home servers so you won't see all the Contoso stuff for the demos.

An excellent source of information on the new FTP services and EVERYTHING IIS related  is at the web site. can go full screen by double-clicking on the video during playback or using the button on the far left of the player toolbar.






  • Yeah, this is somewhat of a "secret".  

    BTW, "MOVEit Freely" by Ipswitch is a free command-line client (ftps.exe) that supports the explicit sslmode.  Filezilla command line (putty sftp) does not seem to work.

    I just repo'd this at home...took me a bit longer though...but quite cool, nonetheless

  • I am going to record a few more screencasts on the new FTP services tomorrow.  Will try to hasve them online in the next 48-72 hours.

  • I can't wait for the new FTP screencasts! Please please please....

    We've been fuddling with FTP 7.0 for a week now and have had little success in making it fly.... docs are *somewhat* helpful, but we're still in a state of befuddlement.

  • Not that I should have to point this out, but I have not been very active since my screencast posting

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