FTP Access Disabled by Default for SharePoint
Alentus (and Microsoft) strongly recommends that you do not use any
software tool other than FrontPage to connect and administer your SharePoint
SharePoint is tightly integrated with FrontPage extensions, as well
as a built-in proprietary MS SQL database that manages all file directory
listings, document lists, library locations, and basically an index that manages
what is in your site and what users have access to its contents.
FTP files up or down from the website, that database is not updated to reflect
what website contents you have modified. Once the database is out of sync with
the website, it would require a resetting of the entire website.
reason, our SharePoint plans do not automatically include FTP access. We
recommend that Frontpage 2003 be used to achieve any customizations to your WSS
site (Windows SharePoint Services) that are not achievable through the
SharePoint user interface itself.
We can enable FTP for you, but be
advised that we cannot assume any responsibility for loss of data or any other
detrimental results in the website.