Firstly I should explain I am new to the technology of FTP but I have a problem I need help with please?
I have built a web site (ASP) that allows staff to login and using a web UI, accesses their files in their 'home' directories on the local network but from any computer outside the organisation.
Everything works and all their folders and files are listed in a web page with links and when clicked, it automatically logs them in to the FTP site (via ftp://username
assword@sitename) in the link and downloads their word documents or spreadsheets etc...
This is where the problem lies. What I wanted is for the user to click the link in the web UI, up pops the "Would you like to open or save the document" window from their browser and if they click 'Open', the document would open directly from the FTP site. This is what I wanted to happen so if they make any changes and click 'Save', the document would be written back to the FTP site.
It appears however, when the user clicks 'Open', it asks them to choose somewhere locally to save the file. That's not what I wanted at all.
The FTP site is on a Windows 2008 R2 with IIS 7.5. Is there a setting within IIS I can change (the users have read / write access) the FTP site that would allow users to open and edit directly from the FTP path?
Any help here would be greatly appreciated.