Windows Server 2003 FTP / IIS 6 FTP multiple files of same name being uploaded

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FTP
IIS 6.0
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Just completed migrating an old NT4 FTP server to 2003. It appears that all works fine with manual uploads, but more than one of our clients has attempted to upload with an automated process - scripted or client based and had the problem where they get an access denied error message after starting the upload. In checking the log files, it appears that a single file was attempted to be uploaded many times. The strange thing about it is that the time stamp in the log of each of these duplicate uploads has the exact same time.

I am suspecting that the the access denied error message is due to the file being overwritten by the multiple uploads of the same file name. The ftp account does not have the ability to delete files only upload.

I cannot figure out why the file is being uploaded several (sometimes over 50 times) with the exact same name at the exact same time - right down to the second.

Help!!



Software/Hardware used:
Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 64 bit, HP Proliant BL20P G4

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  • mshen
    It sounds like their script had some sort of error. Did the old ftp account have write access?
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  • MicJ
    IYou triggered an idea, so I went back to the old server. On the old server the account had the ability to delete files, on the new server it doesn't. So on the old server, the multiple uploads overwriting the original file upwards of 50 times would not have gererated the access denied error. On the new server it would. Since I am moving the files with a script every 20 seconds, I think I might give the delete ability to the account and see if this solves it. Thanks JMic
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