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On a Windows Server 2008 STD. unable to open up additional ports

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  • I have about 5 to 6 ports opened on a Windows 2008 Server Standard in HyperV mode. I attempted to open additional ports but the ports are not opening at all. I opened the ports using using Windows firewall advance and ran nbtstat -an to ascertain what ports are currently opened and the new ports are not showing up as been opened. I tried several diffferent port numbers but all attempts proved abortive. I appreciate your help in the matter.

    Thanks.

     

    Tuesday, September 28, 2010 5:07 AM

Answers

  • Hi nelson,

     

    Thanks for update.

     

    Excuse me, but I’m not quite follow you.

    How do you know that the addition ports not been opened ? Have you encountered the issue that remote application can’t connect to your server through port 4024?

    And what if the port would be opened with perform the command line below:

     

                    netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”Open Port 4024” dir=<Your requirement> action=allow protocol=<your requirement> localport=4024

     

    Please also use Portqry.exe utility to check the port status on your server.

     

    Meanwhile , please set exception to allow Clarion Program pass through.

     

    How to use the "netsh advfirewall firewall" context instead of the "netsh firewall" context to control Windows Firewall behavior in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Vista

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947709

     

    Thanks.

     

    Tiger Li

     

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    • Proposed as answer by Steve Kline Friday, October 01, 2010 4:09 PM
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    Wednesday, September 29, 2010 5:38 AM

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  •    Why do you feel you need these ports? What are they to do?

       You will only see them in an nbtstat display if something is actually using them for some purpose.


    Bill
    Tuesday, September 28, 2010 5:26 AM
  • Hi nelson,

     

    Thanks for posting here.

     

    You might like to use “Netsh firewall” with “show” syntax to display and export the local firewall configuration information for each profile, this would include the opened ports information.

     

    Netsh Commands for Windows Firewall

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771046(WS.10).aspx#bkmk_showcommands

     

    Meanwhile, please take look Portqry.exe utility :

     

    Description of the Portqry.exe command-line utility

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310099

     

    Thanks.

     

    Tiger Li

     

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    Wednesday, September 29, 2010 2:56 AM
  • I think you mis-understood my question. I quite understand how to check for open ports or actively used ports... using netstat -an

    My question is why am I unable to open additional ports on the Windows 2008 Server Standard running in HyperV.

    Thanks. Nelson

     

     

    Wednesday, September 29, 2010 4:02 AM
  • I need the ports to allow access to a Clarion Program. But I don't think that is my issue. My main issue or problem is why I can't open additional ports on the Server.

    I just need to open port 4024 and for some odd reason the ports are not oening up.

     

    thanks. Nelson

     

    Wednesday, September 29, 2010 4:05 AM
  • Hi nelson,

     

    Thanks for update.

     

    Excuse me, but I’m not quite follow you.

    How do you know that the addition ports not been opened ? Have you encountered the issue that remote application can’t connect to your server through port 4024?

    And what if the port would be opened with perform the command line below:

     

                    netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”Open Port 4024” dir=<Your requirement> action=allow protocol=<your requirement> localport=4024

     

    Please also use Portqry.exe utility to check the port status on your server.

     

    Meanwhile , please set exception to allow Clarion Program pass through.

     

    How to use the "netsh advfirewall firewall" context instead of the "netsh firewall" context to control Windows Firewall behavior in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Vista

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947709

     

    Thanks.

     

    Tiger Li

     

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum

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    • Proposed as answer by Steve Kline Friday, October 01, 2010 4:09 PM
    • Marked as answer by Tiger Li Monday, October 04, 2010 9:50 AM
    Wednesday, September 29, 2010 5:38 AM
  • Hi neslon,

    If there is any update on this issue, please feel free to let us know.

    We are looking forward to your reply.

    Tiger Li

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    Friday, October 01, 2010 9:45 AM