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Posted on 2013-06-11
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A really simple question here.
We're in the process of installing a new server based application that communicates with a front end software installed on the client machines.

Currently the application on the client machines cannot talk to the server.

Apparently the communication is done over ports 1041 and 27000 to 27009
I have tried to Telnet from the Workstation to the server using these ports and there is no connection.

This says to me that the ports are blocked.

We're running Win 7 on the Workstations, Server 2008 R2 on the server and a Fortigate 310b as our Firewall.

How do I unblock these ports please?
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Pradeep Dubey earned 500 total points
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You can follow the below method to open the ports in Windows server 2008 :
 
 
1.  Open Windows Firewall by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Security, and then clicking Windows Firewall.
 
2.  Click Allow a program through Windows Firewall.  If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
 
3.  Click Add port. (for example: LDAP)
 
4.  In the Name box, type a name that will help you remember what the port is used for.
 
5.  In the Port number box, type the port number. (for example: 50389)
 
6.  Click TCP or UDP, depending on the protocol.
 
7.  To change scope for the port, click Change scope, and then click the option that you want to use. ("Scope" refers to the set of computers that can use this port opening.)
 

see the below link for more information :
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserversecurity/thread/c21f6456-fe49-4979-a00e-e8372b7f4f4e
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Perfect solution, I added the relevent program to the exception list and voila, working fine.
Thanks
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