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I'm trying to setup an FTP site for one of my clients to retrieve files from my organization using IIS6. I've created the FTP site, have set to not isolate users (not necessary as FTP will be read only with authentication).

Here's the problem. The FTP is to be password protected, so I turned of anonymous access on the FTP site. I then created a ftpuser account on the machine, and gave it read and browse directory permissions on the ftp's root directory. However, when I go to test the ftpuser login, I get a 530 "ftpuser cannot login" error. However, if I browse to the same directory over HTTP (anonymous access turned off as well) and enter the ftpuser login info, I can download files and browse directories successfully. Why is the ftpuser working over HTTP but not FTP? Shouldn't I be able to login over FTP with the ftpuser login information I just created?

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FTP status code 530 is definitely related to a username\password error. Have you tried authenticating to the ftp site as:

machinename\ftpuser password

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Take a look here Error message in IIS: "530 User cannot log in. Login failed."

There are four resolutions listed.

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