Passive FTP in IIS

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For Windows 2003 Server

Enable Direct Metabase Edit

a) To Enable Direct Metabase Edit

1. Open the IIS Microsoft Management Console (MMC).

2. Right-click on the Local Computer node.

3. Select Properties.

4. Make sure the Enable Direct Metabase Edit checkbox is checked.

Set passive ports

b) Configure PassivePortRange via ADSUTIL script

1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.

2. Type cd Inetpub\AdminScripts and then press ENTER.

3. Type the following command from a command prompt.

adsutil.vbs set /MSFTPSVC/PassivePortRange "5500-5700"

4. Restart the FTP service.

You'll see the following output, when you configure via ADSUTIL script:

Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.6

Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation 1996-2001. All rights reserved.

PassivePortRange                : (STRING) "5500-5700"