How to Open Ports in Firewall on Windows Server 2008 R2?

Following article will assist you to open ports in Firewall on Windows VPS with Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system. 

  1. Go to Start >> Administrative Tools >> Windows Firewall With Advanced Security.

    Windows Firewall

  2. At Windows Firewall With Advanced Security, click on Inbound Rules.

    Inbound Rules

  3. Click on New Rule at right hand side panel.

  4. At New Inbound Rule Wizard, Select Port radio button and click Next.

    New Inbound Rule Wizard
  5. Select TCP/UDP & specify port you wish to open in Specific Local Ports box OR check All local ports & click Next.

    Protocols Ports

  6. Select Allow the connection & click Next.

    Allow Connection

  7. Select the area where you want to apply this rule and click Next.

    Inbound Rule

  8. Provide Name & Description for the newly created rule & click Finish.

    Rule Name

  9. New rule will reflect in Windows Firewall With Advanced Security.

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