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I have a virtual Windows Server 2008 machine that I am trying to FTP a file onto. When I enter ftp://[ipaddress] from my local machine, I can successfully login with my admin credentials. However, when I try to upload a file, I receive the following error:

An error occurred copying a file to the FTP Server. Make sure you have permission to put files on the server.

200 Type set to I.
227 Entering Passive Mode.
550 Access is denied.

I logged into the server and checked the firewall settings. The inbound rules has the FTP Server (FTP Traffic-In), FTP Server Passive (FTP Passive Traffic-In), and FTP Server Secure (FTP SSL Traffic-In) rules all enabled. Still I can not upload a file. In an effort to bypass this, I temporarily turned off the firewall. This did not work. I checked permissions on the directory and administrative users have full access. What am I doing wrong?

Thank you

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Do you have the FTP site permissions set to READ and WRITE? If not then that's the problem.

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