troubleshooting Question

Open port on Server 2003 & SBS 2003

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I have a Windows Server 2003 & a Windows Small Business Server 2003, that both appear to be blocking a port that I need to open.

I didn't know that the servers had a built in firewall, until I dug deep and found the GPO that mentioned a firewall.  I have been doing some reading and I think I am running an IPSec policy that is the main culprite of my port blocking.

The situation is as follows:
The Server 2003 connects to the net through the SBS 2003 server, as it is the dns server and domain controller.  I have cisco vpn software installed on the Server 2003 machine, and I can connect to the required site using the VPN software, but I can't access port 7685 (required for the site I am connecting to).  So, if I can connect, obviously it is not the VPN software that is being blocked, but rather port 7685.

How do I open port 7685 (or any port for that matter) on both Server 2003 and SBS 2003?

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Thanks for your help.
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