by   May 11 2011   
Add your FTP server to Windows Explorer which will allow you to drag and drop. Keeping life simple by mapping the most common folders via FTP server on your Small Business Server 2003 and above. FTP Mapping from Windows Explorer helps keep your files at your finger tips without third party software configuration. ( I have a scripted over in the VB Script section you can use.)

Add your FTP server to Windows Explorer drag and drop.

Keeping life simple by mapping the most common folders via FTP server on your Small Business Server 2003 and above.
FTP Mapping from Windows Explorer helps keep your files at your finger tips without third party software configuration.

Add your FTP server to Windows Explorer which will allow you to drag and drop and maybe even setup a send to menu link.

Start by opening Windows Explorer.

  1. Right mouse click on your windows start button and LEFT MOUSE click on Explore. (Explore your computer)
  2. From the left column click the MINUS sign next to your local hard drive.
  3. From the left menu column scroll down until you find My Network or My Network Places.
  4. RIGHT Mouse click on My Network or My Network Places and LEFT MOUSE click on MAP NETWORK DRIVE.
  5. When the Wizard starts you will see a link to "Sign up for online storage or connect to a network server." You will be using your network server so click on this link.
  6. Once the Wizard starts it will search for network storage applications and should display a message to Select or Choose a custom network location. Click on that link.
  7. Next enter the address of your FTP site. It should start with ftp://
  8. Name your FTP Connection.
  9. Follow the instructions to the end.
  10. You can unchecked Open location if you would like because it should appear in your left column from the Windows Explore window you still have open.

Be sure to set a username and password if you plan on connecting to this site over the internet or if you are connected to the internet.

Most company FTP sites will allow you to login and browse the FTP site without a login but when you attempt to save or upload files you may then have to supply a valid username and password.

Our systems here for our clients remote backup services are username and password protected but for the system operators they can view everything without a login. They can't open, change, download, upload just view stats.

Here's my VB Script that should do the trick just fine for you.

 

Add your FTP server to Windows Explorer which will allow you to drag and drop. Keeping life simple by mapping the most common folders via FTP server on your Small Business Server 2003 and above. FTP Mapping from Windows Explorer helps keep your files at your finger tips without third party software configuration. ( I have a scripted over in the VB Script section you can use.)