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How to open port 443 on Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard

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I need to get port 443 open on a Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard.

I am using one of the Port forwarding testers and it lists port 443 closed.

I checked the hardware firewall and HTTPS is open, I checked the Server software firewall and it is open there as well.

I checked the Services and HTTP SSL Serivce is listed as started with a start type of manual (I did not start it myself).

But still the port is not open.  I thinking another service that is needed, is not started or disabled on the Server??   What do II know have enabled etc?

Thanks
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From a command prompt, please type the following:

netstat -anbp tcp >c:netstat.txt

Then upload netstat.txt for review please.
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Some Firewalls like SOnic may not show the port as open because they do not respont to those queres. You should make sure you have a rule on the hardware firewall, and then on the serfver firewall, as welll as any other software that may block the port. The netstat above will most likely show the listner is open by your description. Therefore- take a look at the network settings.
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Is anything in IIS listening on Port 443?

I take it you are using IIS or Apache. The port may be open but whats listening on it?

As a test disable the Windows 2003 Firewall (Just a test)

Are you testing 443 access remotely from the site and to a public IP? or are you simply testing from one machine on the same subnet to another.

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Thanks for the help. Those were good tips to track down the issue.  Still not sure why it was not working but suspect it is more to do with expired certificates.
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