FTP Into a WinXP Box From a Win2003 Server

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Monday, August 23, 2004

Hello Fellow Travelers,

I have a little delima that I shure could use some
help with. It's this funny message I get when FTPing
into my WinXP pro box from a Win 2003 Server. The
message I receive is, "An error occurred opening that
folder on the FTP Server. Make sure you have permission
to access that folder".

OK ... the path of connection is: WinXP pro / Remote
Desktop to Win 2003 Server / IE FTP back to WinXP with
ports 20 and 21 open on the XP firewall.

The Observation ... WinXP reports FTP connection from
the Server. It shows up in: Start / right click My
Computer / Manage / Computer Manager / Default FTP
sight / Current Session / FTP User Session. This "FTP
User Session" shows that the server is connected to the
XP box.

But ... From the server side I get the message
mentioned earlier, "An error occurred opening that folder
on the FTP Server. Make sure you have permission to
access that folder."

Permissions? ... Yes, I have set and reset all
permissions I can think of. Must be something else? I
have also tried it with a login and anonymous: still the
same message.
Help ... Help ... Help ...

Thanks,
John
jax@arn.net
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    Does the folder you are using for FTP root have read permissions for
    the user you are loggin on as (or IUSR_compname for anonymous)?

    Jeffrey Randow (Windows Networking & Smart Display MVP)
    jeffreyr-support@remotenetworktechnology.com

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    On Mon, 23 Aug 2004 19:26:42 -0700, "John A. Jackson"
    <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Monday, August 23, 2004
    >
    >Hello Fellow Travelers,
    >
    > I have a little delima that I shure could use some
    >help with. It's this funny message I get when FTPing
    >into my WinXP pro box from a Win 2003 Server. The
    >message I receive is, "An error occurred opening that
    >folder on the FTP Server. Make sure you have permission
    >to access that folder".
    >
    > OK ... the path of connection is: WinXP pro / Remote
    >Desktop to Win 2003 Server / IE FTP back to WinXP with
    >ports 20 and 21 open on the XP firewall.
    >
    > The Observation ... WinXP reports FTP connection from
    >the Server. It shows up in: Start / right click My
    >Computer / Manage / Computer Manager / Default FTP
    >sight / Current Session / FTP User Session. This "FTP
    >User Session" shows that the server is connected to the
    >XP box.
    >
    > But ... From the server side I get the message
    >mentioned earlier, "An error occurred opening that folder
    >on the FTP Server. Make sure you have permission to
    >access that folder."
    >
    > Permissions? ... Yes, I have set and reset all
    >permissions I can think of. Must be something else? I
    >have also tried it with a login and anonymous: still the
    >same message.
    >Help ... Help ... Help ...
    >
    >Thanks,
    >John
    >jax@arn.net
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    Yes, the folder has user privileges (both read and write)
    set for the user. I have tried it both ways; first with
    the anonymous and then with a login. It seems to accept
    either and goes to retrieving the directory but then come
    back with the error mentioned. Yes, the WinXP box notes
    the connection; it notes it both anonymous and Username
    Password. Thanks for your help!

    >-----Original Message-----
    >Does the folder you are using for FTP root have read
    permissions for
    >the user you are loggin on as (or IUSR_compname for
    anonymous)?
    >
    >Jeffrey Randow (Windows Networking & Smart Display MVP)
    >jeffreyr-support@remotenetworktechnology.com
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    Try using FTP with the command line client vs the explorer interface.
    It may be having trouble with the PASV file transfers...

    To use CLI FTP, do the following:

    FTP COMPUTERNAMEORADDRESS

    login

    then maneuver like you would if you were in the command prompt...

    Jeffrey Randow (Windows Networking & Smart Display MVP)
    jeffreyr-support@remotenetworktechnology.com

    Please post all responses to the newsgroups for the benefit
    of all USENET users. Messages sent via email may or may not
    be answered depending on time availability....

    Remote Networking Technology Support Site -
    http://www.remotenetworktechnology.com
    Windows XP Expert Zone - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone

    On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 23:21:30 -0700,
    <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >
    >Yes, the folder has user privileges (both read and write)
    >set for the user. I have tried it both ways; first with
    >the anonymous and then with a login. It seems to accept
    >either and goes to retrieving the directory but then come
    >back with the error mentioned. Yes, the WinXP box notes
    >the connection; it notes it both anonymous and Username
    >Password. Thanks for your help!
    >
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>Does the folder you are using for FTP root have read
    >permissions for
    >>the user you are loggin on as (or IUSR_compname for
    >anonymous)?
    >>
    >>Jeffrey Randow (Windows Networking & Smart Display MVP)
    >>jeffreyr-support@remotenetworktechnology.com
    >>
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