Set Up A Fileserver For Small/Medium Enterprises With SME Server 7.1 - Page 6

9 User Passwords

You might have wondered that up to now, only admin has access to the SME Server web interface, so if a user wants a changed password, the admin would have to log in and change it. Fortunately, this can be done by the users themselves. All they have to do is go to in a browser:


10 FTP

You might have noticed that FTP access was mentioned when we set up the i-bay. Normally you don't need FTP access, but if you do: To enable FTP access to your i-bays, go to Remote access and activate FTP access. This will make the FTP server start:

Afterwards, open an FTP client such as SmartFTP, WS_FTP, gFTP, etc. and log in to with your username (e.g. joe) and password:

You will get to the user's home directory first:

If you go up two directories, you will be at the ibays level, from where you can change into the sales_share directory:


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From: at: 2007-03-01 03:14:37

This Linux server distro-package was very easy to setup, and works like a charm. Exactly what we needed

We really like the browser support for setting up users, priviledges and shared folders. As we have about 5-6 local machines running windows xp (I now know it's a sin ;-) this setup is easy and very manageble. I used an older AMD 64 machine, with 2 identical 200GB harddisks installed, to take advantage of the RAID 1 setup during installation. Very nice... and with backup feature via the browser to another pc.

Was at first a bit skeptical, since the distro seems "less popular" than f.ex. ubuntu and openSUSE, yet after trying to go with the ubuntu server (althought great info on the site here) this setup is 110% more straight forward, for a NOB like me and my fellow co-workers. 

Also, it should handle VPN and email, although we don't need this for now. But it looks overall like a very simple and solid solution for us. Imagine... we almost said yes to a local vendor to accept a windows SBS 2003 solution, inkl. a new server, that would have cost us well over $ 5.000,- (inkl. windows upgrade). But SME server seems like just the right alternative for us... a small/mid sized company.

We send a donation right away, and may consider the support available later on.



Cleo Andersen

Copenhagen, Denmark

From: Anonymous at: 2011-05-27 05:35:00

This is the best article that I have found in clear easy to understand step by step configuration for SME file server. It worked for me the first time although I am using version 7.5.1 Thanks to author I have it up and running to store all of my files and pictures.

Thank You for a great tutorial.

M H Bell 

From: Ariel González at: 2011-06-23 11:03:52

Very useful, very "to-the-point".

Just what I was looking for.