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Is there a way to reserve a range of ports on windows vista?

On windows XP and 2003 there was a registry key for that (, does anyone know of a method to do so on Vista (or 2008)?


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Why would you need to change the ephemeral port ranges? – TheCleaner Sep 2 '09 at 15:02
fair enough, is there a way to check out what's the ephemeral port range, if it's not the default one? – rouli Sep 3 '09 at 4:28
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The Dynamic port range on Vista / 2008 starts at 49152 upto 65535. You can define the Dynamic port range, not sure if you can reserve individual ports or ranges.

See the article below for more info.

Dynamic Port Range in Windows Server 2008

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