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Ultra VNC on 2003 SBS open ports?

I have a server running 2003 SBS on a local domain.  I want to use Ultra VNC ports 5900 and 5901 to get into the server so I can use VNC to hit all the workstations as well as the server from my home office.

I have been unable to do this and was wondering if the ports are blocked and if so how do I open them?

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RandallPallesenAuthor Commented:
I also can't get into the routers from the server port 8080.
what make/model is the router?
This web page has step by step guides on how to open ports for a huge range of router/firewwalls.
I hope this helps

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RandallPallesenAuthor Commented:
The problem with open ports is with windows 2003 sbs not the router.. I have forwarded the ports on the routers.
sorry I did not clarify this.
RandallPallesenAuthor Commented:

The windows 2003 SBS blocks everything.

I can hit the routers from other pc's on the network and I can VNC to them as well.  When I try to VNC to the SPS 2003 server or get to a router from that server it does not work.  I am sure that there are some way to open these ports up to allow this software to work I just can't seem to find the menu or option to do so.  

Do you have the Windows Firewall enabled on your server?

If so you will need to add an exception to the firewall rules to allow those ports to be used....

1. Click Start, and then click My Network Places.
2. Under Network Tasks, click View Network Connections. (Or, right-click My Network Places on the desktop, and then click Properties.)
3. Right-click the connection that you use for the Internet, and then click Properties.
4. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Settings.
5. Click Add to open a new port.
6. In the Description box, type a friendly name.
7. In the Name or IP address of the computer hosting this service on your network box type your IP address
8. In the External port and Internal port boxes, type the port number. Generally, this number is the same.
9. Click either TCP or UDP, and then click OK.
10. Repeat steps 1 through 9 for each port that you want to open.

Dave Dietz
RandallPallesenAuthor Commented:
This feature is not enabled.  I have tried to go to the network adaptor properties like windows xp does but don't even see the firewall option.  From what I have read the firewall feature requires two nic cards and the server 2003 acts as the firewall for the network.  The firewall I am using is a unix box at the front of the network.  The server is basicly "out of the box" and the only configuration I have done was setup a local domain for user logon's and network shares.  This box won't even let me hit my web outlook web site properly!  Microsoft has twisted all the screws down real tight.  
well sbs premium ships with ISA firewall so perhaps you have this setup and configured if so the port opening gubbins will have to be done there too

have you tested vnc is working in a LAN environment first?
RandallPallesenAuthor Commented:
VNC does not work to the server on the Lan but it does work with a XP workstation.  I know the easy way is to use RAS but I have a system that I use for all my customers and I don't want to have vnc for one customer and ras for the other. UVNC works well for what I use it for.

so it doesn't work internally or externally?
try a port scan with vnc listening
nice little free port scanner

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