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TCP Port Requirements

Updated: July 9, 2014

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

Communication between Orchestrator features on different computers occurs over TCP/IP. If you have firewalls in your environment between these features, you must enable the ports indicated in the following table.


Source Targeted computer Default port Configurable Notes

Runbook Designer

Management server

135, 1024-65535


The Runbook Designer communicates with the management server over DCOM. By default, DCOM communicates over port 135 and dynamically allocates a port between 1024 and 65535. For information about configuring DCOM for a specific port range, see Configuring Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC) to work through a firewall.

Management server

runbook server

Web service

orchestration database



Specified during Microsoft SQL Server installation

Client browser

Orchestrator REST-based web service



Specified during Orchestrator installation. Both ports must be accessible for the Orchestration console.

Orchestration console



Various targeted computers depending on activity

For information about individual integration packs, see Integration Packs for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator.

Other resources for this product

See Also

For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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