[Last Call] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now


Opening Port 8443 on SBS2003

Posted on 2010-01-08
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-08

I have an employee that has purchased an online reference guide that utilizes DRM. In order to open/view it we need to open port 8443 on the server. Can anyone advise as to how to do this. Thnk you. Cheers!
Question by:bbiit
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Jian An Lim
ID: 26268755
unless you have ISA on server sbs 2003, you dont open ports.

once you open it, it should open it

to check
netstat -a will list all listening ports.
if it is not listening, it is not open
LVL 15

Expert Comment

ID: 26272961

I don't get the fact that you need to open 8443 on the server, You shouldn't have to.
If you are running SBS2003 Premium and have ISA installed, In order to communicate via port 8443 using
HTTPs, You need to create a rule for it in ISA as it's not a standard port.
You can do it manually
or you can use the following utility to automatically do it for you.
The link below is the same tool but actually gives you more explanation on what Isatrpe does.
Good luck!

Author Comment

ID: 26282682
limjianan: Ran that command and I didn't see that port listed.

vico1: I didn't think so, either, but the guy on their end of tech support said I needed to. Any other ideas as to why it wouldn't open. It gives me an error message that says that I'm "not connected to the network'. Weird. Cheers!

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

LVL 15

Expert Comment

ID: 26282982
Do you have ISA installed on the server?
If so that is what he's reffering to since this would be a common problem among network using SBS Premiun with ISA server installed.
You see, ISA Server will stop any any secure connection, in or out that is not the standard port (443). Therefore you have to add the non standard port as exception. The link above will run a wizard to do it for. BUt of course if you know your way very well around ISA you don't have to use the utility. But My opinion it's best to use it. It's quick.
Now in the other hand It doesn't hurt to try open port 8443 on the server. If it doesn't change the behavior you would just remove it again.
To do so just run the "Configure Email and Internet Connection Wizard" and add port 8443.

Author Comment

ID: 26283731
vico 1:

I apologize, but I'm pretty green at this stuff. Could you tell me how to launch the wizard? I googled and can find how to run it, but not how to launch it. Thank you.

Author Comment

ID: 26283947
vico 1: Nevermind. Got it! I'll try to open the port. Thanks!

Author Comment

ID: 26284198
vico 1: OK. I don't know what just happened, but all of a sudden I can't access any of our mapped network drives. Nobody can see the server, and e-mail has stopped. I think it has to do with the wizard. It asked for the IP of my router and I think I answered incorrectly. It ran through all the setups at the end of the wizard, and all came up with a green checkmark, but I lost all network access. Help!
LVL 15

Expert Comment

ID: 26284768

Don't Panic ,
You just have to follow the wizard and enter the right in formation.
The link below will help you:

Follow it from "Post installation"


Author Comment

ID: 26284935
vico1: O.K. That looks good, but I don't know what the IP address of my router is. It won't let me continue without it. Any idea how to get it?

Accepted Solution

ee_auto earned 0 total points
ID: 27644147
Question PAQ'd, 250 points refunded, and stored in the solution database.

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A lot of problems and solutions are available on the net for the error message "Source server does not meet minimum requirements for migration" while performing a migration from Small Business Server 2003 to SBS 2008. This error pops up just before …
I work for a company that primarily works with small businesses as their outsourced IT vendor. As such the majority of these customers utilize some version of Small Business Server. Due to the economics of running a small business, many of these cus…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to add a cinematic look to any film or video out there. There are very few simple steps that you will follow to do so. This will be demonstrated using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
This video shows how to quickly and easily deploy an email signature for all users in Office 365 and prevent it from being added to replies and forwards. (the resulting signature is applied on the server level in Exchange Online) The email signat…
Suggested Courses

830 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question