WinSCP cannot connect to SFTP server

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WinSCP cannot connect to SFTP server

I have just set up a new SFTP Site on our FTP server which is a Windows 2016 DataCenter server running IIS 10.

I can successfully connect to the server using the DOS ftp command utility (See attached screen shot)

When I try to connect using WinSCP, a connection is never made.

It goes
Searching for host...
Connecting to host...
And then responses with
Host is not communicating for more than 15 seconds. Still waiting...
Any idea why WinSCP wont connect??

Keith

Description: Screen shot of successful command line connection

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Re: WinSCP cannot connect to SFTP server

IIS does not support SFTP. You have started an FTP server on an SSH/SFTP port 22. If that's what you really wanted to do (although it's wrong/confusing), you have to use FTP in WinSCP too. Just force WinSCP to use port 22. WinSCP will switch to SFTP, if you change port to 22. So you will have to first change protocol to FTP, then change port to 22 and then again change protocol to FTP.

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