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Windows 7: Software permissions causing headache

15 Sep 2010   #1

windows 7
Software permissions causing headache

I installed filezilla ftp server to test a ftp software application i have built for use on an external server. When my application tries to copy a file to my server, the server reports a 550 error which means it cannot write to the folder eventhough it has full permission in the application settings. I had a similar problem with apache with this matter but i fixed it by running the server as the administrator. I tried this with filezilla but with no luck. I don't see the shield on the programs icon but instead i see a lock in the left corner. If i change the location to my documents, the copy works but i need the server to work on the htdocs folder like my apache does without having to change all my settings. Can anyone provide a suggestion into allowing my server to write to a program files folder?

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15 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 32 bit

You could try this:
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

If it doesn't work from there I don't know how you'd do it.

edit: the other possibility may be to set up 'zilla ftp server in a different folder. Instead of installing to Program Files make a folder directly under C: like MyServer or something. I'm not into server programming but if you use relative paths you may be able to transplant the thing as is after testing.
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16 Sep 2010   #3

windows 7
Problem solved

I tried changing the run as administrator that worked for apache but i though that perhaps the permission is not used until the software restarts. I tried restarting the pc but still no luck. I then uninstalled the software out of frustration and then re-installed it and it turns out that even if i uninstall the application, the settings are saved and when you install the application again, it uses the run as administrator and this fixes the problem. I think i'm getting to grips with the whole concept but it aint no xp.
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