Friday, January 6, 2012

IIS FTP Configuration - Failed to retrieve directory listing error in FTP Filezilla Client

After I configured the FTP site in IIS on Windows Server 2003 and added permission to a new FTP user on my FTP directory I ran into the following problem with my FTP Filezilla Client when trying to establish a connection to FTP Server. Output error: Failed to retrieve directory listing.  In my case Filezilla Client normally established a connection but the client did not want to list my directories. After I checked all options in IIS I thought of seeing what is enabled in Windows Firewall. There I found a setting that solved my problem:

In Control Panel -> Windows Firewall -> Advanced tab click settings and check FTP Server to enable access.

That was it! My FTP connection then worked as expected.

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