open port in Windows server 2012

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I need to maintain a port open in windows server 2012 (54600). I tried using the windows firewall but it did not work. What are the options to maintain an open in the listening state? does it have to bind to an application?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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I need to maintain a port open in windows server 2012 (54600). I tried using the windows firewall but it did not work.
How do you know it didn't work?  If you open the port in Windows firewall, Windows will not block it -- but if nothing's listening nothing will answer... not sure if you're expecting otherwise...

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I did netstat -ab
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Ok - so WHAT PROGRAM do you expect to be listening - NETSTAT -ab shows the PROGRAMS that are listening on a port... not the open ports in the firewall... as I said, if you don't have a program running and listening on that port, it won't respond!

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Ok thanks.

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