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Ports needed to be opened?

  Asked By: Malinda    Date: Oct 20    Category: MOSS    Views: 1035

In the very near future, we will be installing MOSS 2007 in our
environment, where one server will be our web front end, located in
our DMZ (outside the firewall), with one back end server hosting the
SQL database. I was wondering if anyone could tell me if there were
any firewall ports that I need to ensure are open, so that
installation/operations runs smoothly?



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Answer #1    Answered By: Vaasu Radhakrishna     Answered On: Oct 20

You can probably get away with opening the SQL ports  between the two
servers. Unless you have custom instances of SQL normally SQL uses TCP 1433 and
UDP 1434. Aslong as the web front end server can see these then it should all
work fine. In an infrastructure I have designed for a client the above ports
worked perfectly, however you may need to open all the ports needed  for
Authentication to Acitve Directory is you are using it as well as a few others
such as DNS etc.

The best way to approach it, is to use IPSec policies between the servers to
tighten the traffic and then allow further ports to be opened. You could also
put the web front end in the same place as the SQL and use ISA Server 2006 in
front of it to protect it.

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