Microsoft FTP Service

The Microsoft FTP Service (ftpsvc) enables the computer to be a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server. If this service is stopped, the computer cannot function as an FTP server. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

This service is not installed by default. When installed, the default service startup type is Automatic. When the Microsoft FTP Service is started it logs on using the Local System account by default.

The Microsoft FTP Service is dependent upon the following system components:

  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  • DCOM Server Process Launcher
  • RPC Endpoint Mapper

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