Site Properties: Ports Tab

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

Use this tab to specify the ports that Configuration Manager 2007 uses for the following client communication:

  • Client requests: Either HTTP for mixed mode or HTTPS for native mode. You can specify a default port and an alternate port, which is used when migrating clients to a custom Web site.

  • Wake On LAN: Transmissions using UDP packets to wake up computers.

This tab contains the following elements:

  • Active Ports
    Lists the services used by the ports, the assigned port numbers, and descriptions of the ports used.
  • Properties icon
    Opens the Port Detail dialog box, which allows you to modify the selected entry in the Active Ports table.
  • Service
    Describes the service provided by each of the ports specified. Enabling the service check box allows client connections to be accepted on the port specified.

    Note

    At least one default client requests service using HTTP and one default client requests service using HTTPS is required.

    You must specify an alternate client requests service if you implement a custom Web site.

  • Port
    Specifies the port number to use for each service. Valid port numbers range from 1 to 65535. The default values for the ports are as follows:

    • HTTP: TCP 80

    • HTTPS: TCP 443

    • Wake On LAN: UDP 9

      Important

      If you use nondefault port numbers, it might not be supported by the network infrastructure, such as routers, firewalls, and proxy servers.

      Note

      Port settings cannot be changed for secondary sites because secondary sites inherit port settings from their parent site.

  • Description
    User-defined name of the service (maximum 50 characters). The default client requests services are identified by (Default) at the beginning of the description.
  • Use custom web site
    Enables the use of a custom Web site for client communications instead of the default Web site on site systems requiring Internet Information Services (IIS).

    When the use of a custom Web site is enabled for a site, all client communications within the site will be directed to the custom Web site of site systems instead of the default Web site in IIS.

    Before enabling the use of a custom Web site for client communication in the Configuration Manager console, you must manually create a custom Web site named SMSWEB on all site systems that require IIS in the site.

    For more information about configuring a custom Web site for ConfigurationĀ Manager sites see, How to Configure Custom Web Sites for Configuration Manager Sites.

    Note

    Custom Web site settings cannot be changed for secondary sites because secondary sites inherit custom Web site settings from their parent site.

  • OK
    Saves the changes and exits the dialog box.
  • Cancel
    Exits the dialog box without saving any changes.
  • Apply
    Saves the changes and remains in the dialog box.
  • Help
    Opens the Site Properties: Ports Tab help documentation.

See Also

Reference

Site Properties: General Tab
Site Properties: Wake On LAN Tab
Site Properties: Advanced Tab
Site Properties: Site Mode Tab

Concepts

Configuration Manager Tasks for Configuring a Single Site
Port Detail Dialog Box
Ports Used by Configuration Manager
Windows Firewall Settings for Configuration Manager Clients

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.