FTP Server in Windows® 7
FTP Server in Windows 7 is not an inbuilt feature of Windows 7. Hence like Windows Vista we need to install the FTP server after getting the Windows 7 installed. But the benefits of Windows 7 is here you don’t have to manage the FTP from any third party software. It can be enabled from the control panel. While selecting the startup program you need to select “Turn Windows 7 features on or off." It may take some time to be enabled.
After getting the FTP service installed you would be able to access the IIS management console from the Administrative Tools folder. This service can be justified for different user account individually also.
Let's discuss about how to enable Windows 7 FTP
Step 1: Click on the start button and navigate to My computer.
Step 2: Select “Map network drive”.
Step 3: You will access a window of "Map Network Drive." Now click on the link "Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures."
Step 4: Follow the prompt step by step as the wizard proceed to add a new network location. Click on "Choose a custom network location" when given the choice of where to create this network connection.
Step 5: Type your ftp address e.g. ftp://ftp.yoursite.com. Create a username and password of your choice.
Hence you have applied FTP Server in Windows 7
You can download and install free FTP server from different link, the selection of setup file should be done on the basis of platform operating system you have (32-bit or 64-bit).
Sometimes you may find problem with the compatibility of FTP clients with the operating system you have. Hence let’s get an insight of FTP Server in Windows 7.
FTP Server in Windows 7 can work in two different ways:
- Active mode
- passive mode
Under the Active mode, the server and the client should have open ended ports to provide entry for the incoming traffic. In this case firewall/NAT router probably block the traffic. Simultaneously a pop will be delivered to you asking your choice either to block or unblock the traffic towards the client.
While in passive mode only FTP server in Windows 7 is responsible for the traffic entry. If you have firewall enabled then passive mode give you an alternative to keep in touch with an external FTP server.