Install FTP on Windows Server 2012 (R2)

This article describes how to install the File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
on Windows® Server® 2012 (R2).

Installation Requirements

Before you install FTP, you must add the IIS 8.x role to the Windows
Server 2012 (R2) instance. If you have previously installed the IIS role
without FTP support, this article walks you through setting it up.

Installing FTP on Windows Server 2012 (R2)

Use the following steps to install FTP:

  1. Open the Server Manager from the taskbar.

  2. From the Server Manager Dashboard, click Add Roles and Features.

  3. From the Installation Type section, select Role-based or feature-based installation and click Next.

    Note: Roles are the major feature sets of the server, such as IIS, and
    features provide additional functionality for a given role.

  4. The current server is selected by default. Click Next
    to move to the Server Roles selection tab.

  5. From the Server Roles tab, expand the Web Server (IIS)
    dropdown and place a check in the box for FTP Server. Click
    Next to move to the Features selection tab.

  6. Select any additional features desired for your IIS deployment and
    click Next.

    Note: You can also add these features at any point in the future
    through the setup wizard. A brief description of each feature displays on
    the right-hand pane of the wizard. Select a feature to read its
    description. See official Microsoft® documentation to learn more about
    each feature.

  7. Review your installation and click Install.

  8. A progress bar shows you the status of the installation. When the
    installation is complete, the wizard displays a success notification.