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I am able to download files from an FTP on Win-CE to W2008 R2 SP1 64-Bit with a batch after creating a Firewall rule:

netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="Allow FTP" dir=in action=allow profile=private program="C:\Windows\System32\ftp.exe" enable=yes

The user is a member of the group "Administrators".

Unfortunately the above is not true for a user who are allowed to "Log on as a service".

The only "solution" - is to turn off the Firewall for the "Private Network".

The same downloading script works fine on W2003,WXP and W7 Professional 32 and 64-Bits, when invoked by a member of the group "Administrators" or a member of the same group, who are set "Log on as a service".

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Run far far away.

  • Windows: may be secure
  • FTP: insecure
  • FTP as Administrator: more insecure
  • FTP as Administrator with disabled firewall on a server: evil
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