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    SBS2003

    You think my questions have been dumb till now - Look Out - it gets worse

    I am in the process of setting up Small Business Server 2003 (what do you mean I cant even handle Windows 3.11)

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    Is this the right forum
    If so is there a way to do the following: I have an FTP server which we are using to transfer large (20 mb or so) files between an office New South Wales and an office in Western Australia (distance about 3,000 miles). We use SmartFTP to upload/download these files. Does SBS 2003 have any built in tools which could be used for say something as esoteric as automatically uploading or downloading these files at a scheduled time say 3 am
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    Re: SBS2003

    As long as the FTP applet is available (I don't have SBS 2003 but I suspect it is there) you could construct a batch file and schedule it to run when ever you wanted. Or you could install some FTP product you like better that has command line options and use it in the batch file.

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    Re: SBS2003

    To expand a bit on Joe's suggestion, I see one of 4 possibilities:
    1) Create a DOS batch file that opens FTP.EXE, connects to the desired site, and transfers the desired files. Schedule that file to run at the desired time as a Scheduled Task.
    2) Use Windows Scripting Host to do virtually the same thing as #1 (except in scripting instead of batch commands)
    3) Write a custom .NET application (console or Windows Forms) to do this.
    4) Find a 3rd party FTP application that allows customization to meet your needs. You could also find a lesser-capable FTP application that supports command-line switches, then create and schedule a batch file that transfers the desired files.

    Lots of choices - hopefully this will give you some additional food for thought. None of these choices rely on the built-in IIS/FTP server.

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