Having a FTP server on internal or external network is always easy and faster to share and access files over the network. Windows 10 and 8.1 come with built-in FTP server feature under Internet Information Service features which needs to be installed before use. Do you want to configure your Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 computer as a FTP server? Here How to Setup FTP Server in Windows 10 and I am also going to show you how you can access it via LAN and WAN from any where any place. And Also You can give access to your FTP site by restricting users with user name/password or anonymous access. It depends the purpose of FTP server on your internal or external network.
Steps To Setup ftp server for on windows 10
Before Setup setup ftp server first we need to enable some features. lets first install the pre-required features and then after we will setup ftp server.
Enable FTP and IIS Feature
To configure FTP server first you need to Turn on FTP And IIS Feature on Windows 10. To Do This Open Programs and Features in Control panel. Click on ‘Turn Windows features on or off’ as shown below
If IIS was not installed earlier on particular Windows 10 or 8.1 computer, you need to install other features of IIS too ( as shown by arrow marks). See the below screenshot for the actual requirements to run FTP server on Windows 8/8.1 (All features which are ticked need to be installed).
Press OK to install the selected features. This will Take some time to install the features, wait until complete.
Configure FTP Server On IIS ( Windows 10 )
Now After installation is completed, open ‘Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager’ in ‘Administrative Tools’ – Control Panel. or on start type IIS and Select. Expand the sites, right click on it and ‘Add FTP Site’.