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SFTP Server on Windows: how to install

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Installing an SFTP Server on the Windows operating system can be easy and straightforward. There are several options, but in this article we will focus on how to install Syncplify.me Server! and configure it for the first use.

First of all, we have to download Syncplify.me Server!, and make sure we’re downloading the version that matches the bit-length of our operating system (32 or 64 bit).

Now, before we install the software we need to make sure that nothing is going to conflict with it. For example we need to make sure that no other SSH or SFTP server is running on the same computer. Furthermore, since Syncplify.me Server! also implements the FTP(S) protocol family, we need to make sure that the FTP server feature of IIS (Internet Information Services) is disabled or – even better – not installed. Continue reading