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I run a script on my server which downloads then uploads via C:\Windows\system32\ftp.exe (The built in windows FTP). To enable this I have added a firewall exception for the program ftp.exe.

Is this a bad idea, should I be doing something different with the firewall?

Thanks.

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That looks like the right solution to me.

As far as ftp in general, I tend to err on the side of paranoia. FTP is an unsecure protocol. If you want it, there's a free ftp over ssl (FTPS) option available from msft for Server 2008: http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/263/installing-and-configuring-ftp-on-iis-7/

If you do use FTPS, you'll need to take a look at this technet article on configuring the firewall http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd421710(WS.10).aspx.

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