Ports that Enable Remote Access to SBS Services

22 02 2010

We have several clients who use SBS 2003. To help those who are looking into ports that enable remote access to SBS services, we’ve compiled the below table as a reference.

Ports that Enable Remote Access to SBS Services
TCP Port Service Description
21 FTP Enables external and internal file transfer
25 Exchange Server Enables incoming and outgoing SMTP mail
80 (http://) IIS Enables all nonsecure browser access, including: internal access to IIS Webs including the company Web, Windows SharePoint Web, Windows SharePoint administration Web, and server monitoring and usage reports Enables internal access to Exchange by OWA and OMA clients
110 POP3 Enables Exchange to accept incoming POP3 mail
123 (UDP port) NTP Enables the system to synchronize time with an external Network Time Protocol (NTP) server
143 IMAP4 Enables Exchange to accept incoming IMAP4-compliant messages
220 IMAP3 Enables Exchange to accept incoming IMAP3-compliant messages
443 (https://) Outlook Enables all secure browser access, including external access to Exchange for Outlook 2003, OWA, and OMA clients; required for external access to server monitoring and usage reports
444 Windows Share Point Services Enables internal and external access to the SharePoint Web
500 IPSec Enables external VPN connections by using IPSec
1701 L2TP clients Enables external L2TP VPN connections
1723 PPTP clients Enables external PPTP VPN connections
3389 Terminal Services Enables internal and external Terminal Services client connections
4125 (Note: you can change this port in RRAS) Remote Web Workplace Enables external OWA access to Exchange, plus internal and external HTTPS access to the client Web site
4500 IPSec Internet Key Exchange (IKE) Network Address Translation (NAT) traversal

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Online Virus Scanners

19 01 2010

Having a good antivirus in place is very important when it comes to a PC.  More and more online virus scanners have started to pop up lately.  This can help you get a second opinion and second line of defense, if you find something suspicious on your Windows based computer.

To help you with this task, we have compiled a list on online virus scanners.

Below is a list of online Virus Scanners:

  1. BitDefender Online Scanner
  2. ESET Online Scanner
  3. Kapersky File Scanner
  4. TrendMicro HouseCall

More to come…

As mentioned, these tools should be used in conjunction to your existing Antivirus Software.

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Windows 7 Support Resources

23 10 2009

Windows 7 has just been officially launched yesterday. If you are looking for help with Windows 7 issues, you can find free online resources here. Come back for updates to this list.

Windows 7 Support Resources

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WordPress Your Website

14 10 2009

Whether you have a new website or would like to have less overhead in updating your website, using a blog platform is a great option. WordPress blogs in particular are a great way to start and manage a website.

We at Pixel Perfect Group LLC use WordPress for our website and blog. Doing so is very easy once you have a design chosen and put in place. There are so many WordPress templates and designers that getting your site designed should not be much of a problem.

Once you have chosen your blog platform, whether WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr or any other – make sure you have someone with some knowledge of the blogging platform. Though the blog platforms are very easy compared to traditional websites, you still do need to know enough to made minor modifications and customizations. If you have someone who is technically savvy, that should be good enough in most cases.

Updating your blog and website is easy, just modify or add blog posts or pages. To get the most from your blog platform, update your blog regularly. Doing so will help your website’s SEO rankings.

If you would like help with your website, blog or other computer issues you can contact us at Pixel Perfect Group LLC.





Dropbox – Free Online Backup

8 10 2009

If you are in need of a backup system, but don’t know where to start looking, Dropbox is a great solution.

DropBox provides 2GB of shared storage for free, for Windows, Mac and Linux. 50GB and 100GB cost just $9.99 and $19.99 per month respectively. DropBox now also offers an iPhone application.

If you would like help with your computer, you can contact us at Pixel Perfect Group LLC.





Blackberry Resources

6 10 2009

If you are a regular Blackberry user, you will no doubt need help from time to time, if not regularly.

Here are some resources we continue to compile for Blackberry support.

T-Mobile Blackberry Support

T-Mobile Blackberry Device Manuals

Verizon Blackberry Support

ATT Blackberry Support

Blackberry Desktop Software (PC and Mac)

More to come…





A More Secure User

9 09 2009

Windows has been called many names and many of them not so great.  Part of the reason Mac OS X and Linux are said to be more secure is because by default, they put you in a restricted user account for everyday work.  You could do this in Windows as well, and you will see it is much more secure this way.

Windows users tend to run their accounts in administrator mode, meaning they have full access to everything.  This makes it easier to do work at first, until you get into trouble by a virus installing itself or some other unwanted piece of software being installed.  Then you need to clean out your system and run anti-virus and anti-spyware along with other tools to help you remove unwanted software.  If you were running in regular user mode, like in Mac OS and Linux, then there is a less likely chance of this happening.

To run as a regular user, you just have to remove your account from the local PC’s Windows Administrators group.  Once removed, you will not be able to install many applications nor run many system related software such as chkdsk or defrag. You might even find it to be a bit awkward at first, since you are used to running things without hindrance in windows.

We recommend most Windows users do this, this cuts down on virus or spyware installing itself, since your account does not have the privilege to run such software.  To install or run system related software, it is easy enough to use the command line runas /user:administrator command.  This one little line can save you many hours of fraustration caused by a virus infection.

We hope this post has convinced you to use your computer in a safer manner and to save you and your company money and time.  If you would like to know more or would like help making your computers more secure, you can contact us at Pixel Perfect Group LLC, or check the Contact page above.