Despite all the improvements of the new IIS 7, we couldn’t help but be disappointed by one of its components. Specifically, we don’t see why Microsoft didn’t update the FTP service - instead, it is unchanged from the previous version. The FTP component is not even embedded in the Server Manager. Instead, there is only a link that opens the service applet of the old version. The configuration process has not been improved, either.
No FTP settings in the Server Manager
The FTP applet was adopted directly from the old IIS 6.
We found it especially disappointing that there is no support for encrypted data transfer, like the kind offered by SSH or SFTP under Unix/Linux. Even under Windows Server 2008, the administrator is forced to fall back on open-source software such as copSSH.
Activating a user under copSSH
Creating a key in copSSH
An SSH-connection can be used to open a remote command line...
... as well as for file transfers.
- Windows Server 2008 RC0
- Full Installation Or Core Only?
- Starting Up For The First Time
- Central Switchboard - The Server Manager
- Server Manager - Installing A Service
- Configuring Services
- IPv6 - Internet Protocol Of The Future
- SMB 2.0 - Copying Files Faster
- Integrated Virtualization - Hidden Installation
- Creating Virtual Machines
- Working With Virtual Machines
- Virtualization: Additional Features
- Web Server: IIS Version 7
- Disappointing - Outdated FTP Server, No SFTP
- The SSH Replacement - Windows Remote Shell
- The Go Live License For Productive Environments
- 90-minute Test - No Installation Required
- Windows Server With Vista's User Interface
- Technical Data