How do i open non-standard ports in Windows 2003 Server Web Edition

We have a 'Windows 2003 Server Web Edition' hosted by an ISP but completely managed by us. We've built a web based program running on the server which is listening on ports 8080 and 3002. netstat shows it's listening OK and I can connect to the program using the local web browser.

The problem is I can't work out where to open up the ports to external access. I've checked out the IP security settings but it only allows me to work with default ports, the TCP/IP filtering is allowing all access and there's no 'Built in Firewall' settings on the network card.

Am I to gather that the words 'Web Edition' in the OS mean that I'm only allowed to work with standard Internet ports?


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moduloConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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Hi screenm0nkey,

If you've set up the web server with the port 8080 and 3002, that's it for the web server.
The ISP firewall is where you should be looking to open up access to the ports on the web server. Ask thme to allow access to those ports on your server from external sources.

Remember the web edition of windows 2003 is just that, a web server, one of the reasons that web edition does have ICF (built in firewall) to avoid complexity.

Hope that clears things up!
screenm0nkeyAuthor Commented:
Hey what90,

thanks for the answer but i got it sorted in the end. you can configure ports on the server using IP Security console and creating a new port setting in the packet filter.

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