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Open a specific port on SBS 2003 firewall

I have a SBS 2003 that  I have just set up. It has two NICs one for the LAN and one for the WAN. The WAN NIC connects to a router which has a pinhole that allows traffic through to the SBS WAN NIC and points to a specific port.

How do I open that specific port on the SBS server?

I have tried the Internet & Email wizard but it does not seem to allow for anything outside of, well, internet & email.

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Adam GrahamEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
What port are you trying to open, and whats it used for?
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hgj1357Author Commented:
24850

for a cad license manager
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hgj1357Author Commented:
I think I have it.

server mangt
--advanced mangt
----services & apps
------routing & remote access
--------IP routing
----------NAT/Basic Firewall
------------network connection right click
--------------properties --> services & ports --> add

I used the port number and 127.0.0.1 as the IP, is that correct?

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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Yep, that's it!  But you could have also added it as a service in the CEICW (Configure Email and Internet Connection Wizard) which would have configured this same thing.

Jeff
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hgj1357Author Commented:
unfortunately it doesn't work.

Remote clients can see the CAD license manager but can not get a license. Clients with access to the internal network pick up a license just fine.
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Is the CAD license manager running on the SBS?  Or on another machine?

Jeff
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hgj1357Author Commented:
It runs on the SBS.

Clients that can see the LAN nic can pick up a license fine, (pointing to the LAN nic or the WAN nic)

clients outside of the LAN can see the server, just not pick up a license.

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hgj1357Author Commented:
The license manager uses LMTOOLS.exe

it is not specifically designed for SBS-2003, but, it works LAN side, so it should work. I suspect that my ignorance with routers ans NAT is the root of the problem.

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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
I'd run the CEICW and add it as a service.  See http://sbsurl.com/ceicw

Jeff
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hgj1357Author Commented:
I got it to work. I needed more ports open than I originally thought.

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