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FTP-Server on WindowsServer2012/IIS8 <-> Firewall

I wanted to set up a FTP-server on a Windows2012R2-machine with IIS8. Everything went fine, however the connection was blocked by the firewall. The Windows-firewall contains ready-made rule for enabling FTP, but it did not work and I couldn't figure out what was wrong with those rules.

Well, in the end I still don't know what was wrong, but this command

sc sidtype ftpsvc unrestricted

fixed it - which I learned about here