Why can't I access my newly created FTP site on Windows Server?

This article addresses a known error with Windows Firewall when creating FTP sites in all versions of Windows Server 2008

Windows Firewall Settings

If you are unable to access your newly created FTP site, this is most likely due to Windows Firewall settings. To fix this, run the following via the command line:

netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="FTP (no SSL)" action=allow protocol=TCP dir=in localport=21
netsh advfirewall set global StatefulFtp enable

You can find more information about this here: http://blogs.iis.net/jaroslad/archive/2007/09/29/windows-firewall-setup-for-microsoft-ftp-publishing-service-for-iis-7-0.aspx

Once you've done this, you should now have access to your site.

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