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UPnP support in Windows Server 2003?

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My old linksys router had a setting to allow UPnP on the network. As well, there was "UPnP Forwarding" I could set up. It helped my bittorrent client as well as a few other things like MSN Messenger communicate better.

That router's a switch now. I now have windows server 2003 as my NAT gateway, DNS, DHCP and WINS server.

What is the UPnP stuff all about? Where are those settings on my server?
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Windows Server 2003 does not support UPnP architecture.

UPnP is a network device discovery feature that makes it easy for personal computers to locate, recognize work with other devices - not really used by servers.

Additional information:
http://www.dslreports.com/faq/4042
http://www.bitwiseim.com/wiki/index.php?title=Using_UPnP_on_Windows_XP
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Ah I see. So the router probably implemented UPnP so that windows can see it, not because there is special routing requirements for UPnP.

Does that mean the UPnP is something that is implemented on client machines, and my server shouldn't have to worry about it?
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Yes, you configure your routers and switches to use UPnP and then you can priototise the traffic from the clients.
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Okay. I won't worry about it then :)
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