How can i open multiple ports at once

VinnyG3 used Ask the Experts™
I am trying to open multiple ports at once using gpo. I know how to open ports using gpo, but i do not know how to open many at one time. I would like to open 1024-2000 in one exception instead of one for each port. I am using Windows server 2003

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There's no way to open a range of ports using GPO.  You have to add in each port.

try this

   1.  Go to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Network -> Network Connection -> Windows Firewall -> Domain Profile
   2. Double click on the entry Windows Firewall: Define port exceptions
   3. Select Enabled.  
   4. Click on the Show& button to bring up the port exception list dialog
   5. Select the Add& button
   6. Specify the required port using the following syntax/convention:

      For example - to allow connections on port 139 from the ip addresses in the local subnet, configure the rule as follows:


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