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windows 2008 server - port open

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dear all.
I have a dedicated server from 1and1 with remote access to desktop. one of the applications that I use requires to communicate to another computer on x.x.x.x:2222  

whatever i do , I can't seem to be able to open port 2222. this port is required for online payments so I can't change the port as I connect to a supplier.

can someone kindly help me set this up ? I do not use any firewall (both software or hardware) apart from whatever comes with windows.

i really would appreciate a step by step help as i'm not that much expert on this.

many thanks in advance
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I'd call 1and1 and make sure they don't have a firewall somewhere blocking that port.
run netstat -a in dos

look to see if its listening  

double check to see if your firewall is off or allow the correct portnumber in your firewall

to turn off
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winservercore/thread/5a438757-d294-483d-8619-df9eb5700561/

add port to firewall exceptions
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserversecurity/thread/c21f6456-fe49-4979-a00e-e8372b7f4f4e/
forgot to add

http://canyouseeme.org/

enter the port number you are working with...should come with a reply if its setup correctly...assuming its tcp

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Commented:
many thanks for your answers. I've been trying few options however it seems like the server that I was trying to connect is actually listening on port 2222 and I cannot make an outgoing connecting to that. so in short words what I need is actually to be able to connect to that port however i cannot...

any suggestions that I can try ? many thanks again
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