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Listening ports - SPOOLSV.exe RRS feed

  • Question

  • What ports should SPOOLSV.exe be listening on?

    I have a few computers that are listening on random ports such as:

    18099 TCP

    37076 TCP

    Do I have the range incorrect?  Should I include the entire range from 1024 - 65535?

    Thanks,

    Mcsepit


    bc

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 5:00 PM

Answers

  • Hi mesepit,

     

    Based on your description, it is not the spoolsv.exe to decide which port to use, it is the system assigned.

     

    If your firewall has blocked these ports, please add spoolsv.exe in the exception list.

     

    Best Regards,

    Tao

     


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    • Proposed as answer by Tony_Tao Tuesday, May 17, 2016 7:39 AM
    • Marked as answer by mcsepit Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:52 AM
    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:08 PM
  • Hello mscepit.

    As you can read here, this kind of behavior is by design, so it's perfectly normal that the print spooler service uses dynamic ports.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno
    MCP, MCTS, MOS, MTA

    • Edited by Luigi BrunoMVP Friday, May 13, 2016 8:56 AM
    • Proposed as answer by ZigZag3143x Friday, May 13, 2016 12:03 PM
    • Marked as answer by mcsepit Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:52 AM
    Friday, May 13, 2016 8:56 AM

All replies

  • Hi mesepit,

     

    Based on your description, it is not the spoolsv.exe to decide which port to use, it is the system assigned.

     

    If your firewall has blocked these ports, please add spoolsv.exe in the exception list.

     

    Best Regards,

    Tao

     


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Proposed as answer by Tony_Tao Tuesday, May 17, 2016 7:39 AM
    • Marked as answer by mcsepit Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:52 AM
    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:08 PM
  • Hello mscepit.

    As you can read here, this kind of behavior is by design, so it's perfectly normal that the print spooler service uses dynamic ports.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno
    MCP, MCTS, MOS, MTA

    • Edited by Luigi BrunoMVP Friday, May 13, 2016 8:56 AM
    • Proposed as answer by ZigZag3143x Friday, May 13, 2016 12:03 PM
    • Marked as answer by mcsepit Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:52 AM
    Friday, May 13, 2016 8:56 AM