How can I setup SMB on my server to use an alternative port? I'm attempting to use something other than port 445.

  • why? hopefully not for security purposes? – tony roth May 20 '12 at 1:46
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    Whenever I'm on the road, some ISPs block 445 which means I cannot access my website folder when the server is at work. – alexpja May 20 '12 at 3:13
  • ok that explains things a little, do you have other users or is it just you? – tony roth May 20 '12 at 14:44
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    @tonyroth: I think by "this website" the OP means this website, i.e., serverfault.com. – Harry Johnston May 20 '12 at 23:39
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    All I need is for coworkers and I to use our SMB shares from anywhere using an alternative port, I do understand it's bad to use it externally, but all of us are fine with it. – alexpja May 21 '12 at 3:30

Instead of trying to muck around with SMB on the server, you should investigate using a VPN. Windows Server includes both DirectAccess and Routing and Remote Access, either of which should be able to solve your problem. Your networking equipment may also have VPN support.

  • VPN has never worked for us, so we just stopped trying with it. – alexpja May 21 '12 at 3:29

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