Using Gene6 FTP Server (v3.10.0.15e) with Windows Server 2012 and later

[UPDATED 2019-03-11: OpenSSL has been updated to version 1.0.2r which is no longer vulnerable to the hearbleed bug.]

If you’re still using Gene6 FTP Server then you’re already aware that the developer has gone MIA. Nonetheless, as it stands, it still reigns as the best of its kind. Since there’s no way to know if the developer will ever be back or if the site could suddenly go offline, I decided to mirror the installation files as well as update the last known release to ensure its compatibility with Windows Server 2012 and later. Hopefully this will help those of us who have valid licences and still use this awesome, albeit dead, FTP server.

Getting Gene6 FTP Server to work on Windows Server 2012 and later is done in four steps.

1) Install Gene6 FTP Server using the original setup file, found on the developer’s website or mirrored by me.

2) Start the G6FTP Server Administrator, add your license, and stop the server.


3) Add the server service executable (G6FTPServer.exe) to the DEP exception list.


4) Overwrite the files “G6FTPServer.exe”, “libeay32.dll”, and “libssl32.dll”, with the ones found inside Gene3.10.0.15WithOpenSSL1.0.2r. The zipped archive contains the executable found from the last known update, which was I replaced the OpenSSL DLLs with the ones from version 1.0.2r since the ones included in the zipped archive by the original developer are not compatible with Windows Server 2012 or later.

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  1. With the recent heartbleed bug that affected OpenSSL, unfortunately this is the end of Gene6FTP server. Unless someone provides a hack to fix the OpenSSL issue.

  2. Hello,

    you should take down link for this version because it is affected by heartbleed bug.


  3. Nice job updating the OpenSSL for Gene6. We love the Gene6 server, but are having problems getting it past PCI Compliance checks. Would it be possible for you to update the OpenSSL version in Gene6 to v1.0.1h? There seems to be a ‘ChangeCipherSpec’ MiTM Vulnerability in the 1.0.1g version.

  4. Thanks for the DEP info… that got mine working in 2012R2. Such a shame that G6FTP isn’t still being worked on. Regardless, it already had everything I could think of and need.

  5. the Gene3.10.0.15WithOpenSSL1.0.1h Link doesn’t work anymore
    could you pls re-upload ?!

  6. I don’t usually leave comments, but just wanted to thank you for putting this together and keeping it online! 🙂

    2016 and I’m still using Gene6 FTP! It’s the only Windows FTP server that supports merging of multiple folders on different partitions…unless anyone here knows of one?

  7. Thank you very much, working perfect on 2012, GRATE step the DEP disable por the FTP Server!!!
    THANNNS for the update of the OpenSSL.

    Working perfect, still today it has all this ftp server, and works perfect!

  8. Hi All,
    I think Windows 2016 is a end game for GENE6FTP. It is not running on it even with DEP configuration. Is anyone have any idea on migration from GENE6 to any other FTP server with the same functions and possibility to decrypt passwords from ini files?

  9. “SSL Libraries not loaded” Pop up on server 2019

    Installed all as above but this error wont let me access the program.

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