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I'm a bit stuck on this, so hoping someone can help.

So first what I have

  1. Several Virtual machines, with their hosting directories shared over a private network
  2. A virtual machine with IIS 7.5 and FTP services installed
  3. All the above are a member of a domain

Now on the FTP server, I have enabled FTP user isolation, and set that to use active directory.

I have then setup my active directory account to have the FTProot of c:\inetpub\ftproot\ and FTP dir to matt

and it works great, I can login with my AD account, and I get access to that folder.

Now what I want to do, is add some folder Alias' (for say \server1\sharename and \server2\sharename)

Ideally, I would like to be able do this based on active directory groups (so say group-name-1 has aliases fr server1 and server2, and group-name-2 has alias for server3 and server4.

However I don't have many users, so adding the alias for each user I dont mind doing.

So is what I want even possible? and if it is, can some one guide me to getting the alias' working?

I should also say, that the only reason for doing this, is that i'm trying to reduce the number of different FTP servers that staff hav

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