windows server 2008 ports

Posted on 2011-04-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am a newbie trying to get a  signature capture program to work via rdp. The vendor has set up everything except it still doesn't work.
I need to get two specific ports TCP Ports 47289 and 47290  active.  I am not employing windows firewall and have opened up these ports on my router.

Is there any other settings I need to make so that the system will listen for those ports?
Question by:BROOKLYN1950
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    Expert Comment

    In your router you should enable port forwarding.  While it may have those ports open it doesn't know whereto send the packets.  Port forwarding should be your wan to the specific lan IP of the computer you are trying to get too.

    Author Comment

    yes the port forwarding is configured to the same ip address as the server. specifically the same ip address that the remote desktop uses.
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    Accepted Solution

    Can you check that there actually is a software listening to these ports on the server?

    Start > Run > cmd > Enter > type in netstat -a -b and hit Enter.

    After netstat completed listing all the processes, go through the list and see if there's anyone listening on these ports.

    (if the list is too long, type in netstat -a -b > C:\netstat.log to genetate a log file instead).

    BTW, are you trying to connect via RDP to these ports, or is there a specific software that attempts to contact the server through the Internet via these ports? If it is via the Internet, use the port check tool to see if the ports are actually open.

    If you are trying to RDP into the server from the Internet, make sure the port forwarding in the routers is not set to the same port. For example, if you are trying to RDP into the server, the routing should be:
    port 47289 - to port 3389 (unless you specifically set up your server to answer RDP requests on another port).

    BTW, sorry for long explanations, just trying to make sure we're not lost.

    Author Closing Comment

    I actually solved it by just rebooting the router, modem and server after i added the new ports to the router.

    This was a good guide to what I did, therefore I am awarding these points.  Thanks

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