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How to Setup Internet Information Services (IIS) for Scan-to-FTP with Microsoft Windows 7, 8, and 10

Enabling IIS to allow Scan-to-FTP with Lexmark MFPs

Turning onFTP Server services

1. Click Start and begin to type Turn Windows features on or off, and select it when it appears in the list.

Alternatively, type appwiz.cpl, double-clickon appwiz.cpl, and thenclick on Turn Windows features on or off.

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  1. Navigate to Internet Information Services and check the FTP services,as shown in the pic below.

Adding FTP site

  1. Run IIS Manager. Click Start and type IIS, and then Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

  1. Right-click “Sites”, then select Add FTP site.

  1. Type in any name for the FTP site, click Browse to select the destination folder, and then OK followed by Next.

Selecting Binding and SSL Settings

  1. Under Binding and SSL Settings, selectNo SSL, and then click Next.

Take note of port #21. This is normally a source of Unable to establish TCP connectionto server error messages. Verify that all hardware/software firewalls allow exceptions to this port.

  1. This brings you to Authentication and Authorization Information.

  1. Under Authentication, select Anonymous and Basic.

  2. Under Authorization, select All Users.

  3. Under Permissions, selectRead and Write.

  4. Click Finish.

Completing your setup

After completing the steps above, you will still need to create your FTP Shortcut with these following settings:

  • Server = the IP address of the computer
  • Username = Anonymous
  • Password = <blank>


  • Server = the IP address of the computer
  • Username = Username created for the computer
  • Password = Password of the username above

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