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I am trying to set up FTP on my Windows Server 2008 machine and have a question. In Role Services, instead of "FTP Server" I have "FTP Publishing Service". What is the difference between the two and how can I install FTP Server on my machine?


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Stop. It's 2012. Don't use FTP. – MDMarra Feb 13 '12 at 21:21
@MDMarra: While I could in principle agree, there can be lots of perfectly valid reasons to need a FTP server. Or even worse protocols. Just think about what the infinitely more awful TFTP means for Cisco devices... – Massimo Feb 13 '12 at 21:27
I'm in yer networx, reading yer passwordz. And TFTP's generally read-only, not read-write. – Magellan Feb 13 '12 at 22:27
@AdrianK, I'd downvote your comment because your spelling was too accurate, detracting from the humor :P – Bigbio2002 Feb 13 '12 at 23:19
Touche! Outed by my Catholic secondary education. What a sorry life I lead. – Magellan Feb 13 '12 at 23:28

That is the FTP server service for Windows Server 2008. Install that role service to begin setting up your server as an FTP server.

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"FTP Publishing Service" is simply the new name of the service in Windows Server 2008; it's exactly the same thing.

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Thanks for the answer. – Eleeist Feb 13 '12 at 21:22

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