Ports to open to allow Rolling Restart, Relevos, SALPS, and LAS to communicate?

Description

Rolling Restart and Relevos talk to remote servers from a central management console. To communicate with these servers, network personnel need to know which ports to open on their firewall. This information also applies to activating licenses using our LAS Server software.

Resolution

We recommend, if possible, to turn off the firewall for Domain networks. This applies to Rolling Restart, Relevos, Safe AutoLogon Password Server, and all LAS license activations. They all use port 139 or port 445 to communicate with the remote computer, so be sure at least one of these two ports are open on your firewalls/routers. If you cannot turn off the firewall for Domain networks, then follow the guides below.

Additionally, parts of our software may use WMI for remote information we are unable to obtain by any other method. Microsoft assigns WMI a random port from 49152 – 65535 in Windows 2008 and above. There are articles on how to force WMI to use a fixed port, but WM Software has not tested this.

How to open ports on Windows XP

Turn off the Windows Firewall; otherwise, try enabling File and Printer Sharing. 
If that still gives an error, run this command at the command prompt: netsh firewall set service RemoteAdmin enable


How to open ports on all other version of Windows:

Option A: Let Windows change the Inbound Firewall Rules

  1. Leave the Windows Firewall for "Domain Networks" turned on:
     
     
  2. Choose the "Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall". Put a checkmark in front of:
  • File and Printer Sharing
  • iSCSI Service
  • Remote Service Management

     



Option B: Manually change the Inbound Firewall Rules to open the necessary ports

  1. Leave the Windows Firewall for "Domain Networks" turned on:

     
  2. Click Advanced settings and then Inbound Rules. Enable rules for the following Inbound Rule Names:
  • File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request - ICMPv4-In)
  • File and Printer Sharing (SMB-In)
  • File and Printer Sharing (Spooler Service - RPC-EPMAP)
  • iSCSI Service (TCP-In)
  • Remote Service Management (RPC)
  • Windows Remote Management (HTTP-In)
 


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