Gene6 FTP Server will not restart after installing licence

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This was on a Windows Server 2008 machine.


Used the trial – great, like it, and after trying to get my head around Windows Server 2008 IIS 7 and it’s reworked FTP service, Gene6 FTP Server was a breeze.


But hey, nearly fell at the first – the service would not start up after installing the licence.


A quick email to their support and they offered the following solution which works (it’s Windows DEP messing with it). Thought I’d quickly post it as I could not find the solution on the developers support site and it may help others to find the soultion more quickly.


Go to your Windows Control Panel, then > System > Advanced > Performances > DEP, and add g6ftpserver.exe to the exception list.

  • James House | Sep 12, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Could I ask you a rhetorical question about yourself, would that be ok? Nice post by the way!

  • duke | Dec 9, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Thank you from Germany, now it works fine 🙂

  • anibalin | Mar 24, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    thanks man.

  • Dev | May 14, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Great Solution

    It works.

  • Sandy | Oct 20, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    THANK YOU! Saved me a bunch of flailing. 🙂

  • Mario | Jan 10, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Hey! Great post which saves me a lot of time!

  • Andy | Jul 28, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks worked for me.

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