Install FTP server on Windows 10

The use of FTP servers is often a very pleasant thing. You can exchange files with other users relatively easily via FTP server and is not subject to any file sizes or size restrictions . Many users shy away from installing and operating an FTP server under Windows 10 . We would like to show you here first of all how you can install an FTP server under Windows 10 with very simple means .

Microsoft basically comes with all the necessary FTP components as standard, all you have to do is activate the function. And it works like this.

Install Windows 10 FTP server

The easiest way to do this is to use the key combination

Install FTP server

the program “appwiz.cpl” with which you can edit your installed programs and features. You will then find the dot on the left side of the window

Enable or disable Windows features

In the window that then appears, you have to scroll down until the following area appears.

Internet information services

Under the item “Internet Information Services” there are now the following components that you have to “activate”.

  • FTP server 
  • FTP service
  • FTP extensibility
  • IIS management  console under web management tools

These FTP options look like this in the original.

Install FTP server on Windows 10

Then the required FTP components of Windows 10 are installed . This takes only a few seconds and during the installation process the information ” Changes are being applied ” is displayed.

FTP changes are applied.

The installation of the FTP server is then completed . A Windows restart is not necessary, the FTP server is immediately available and can now be set up and configured accordingly. How this facility works comprehensively can be found in the article ” Configuration of the FTP server under Windows 10 “, which we will publish in a few days.

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