Friday, June 19, 2009

FTP.exe on Windows 7

I have a scheduled batch file that sends some files to an FTP server. This stopped working when I upgraded to Windows 7 a few weeks ago. I finally tracked down the problem to the new improved firewall in Windows 7. If you want to use FTP you must edit the Inbound Rule for "File Transfer Program" Private profile and change the TCP action from blocked to allow.