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Re-activate server after Security Configuration Wizard closes ports in IIS


Topic Last Modified: 2012-10-01

Some Lync Server 2013 roles run Web Services on Internet Information Services (IIS) port 4443. Running the Lync Server Deployment Wizard, Bootstrapper.exe, or using the Enable-CsComputer cmdlet creates an exception in the firewall and opens the port. If you then run the Windows Server 2008 R2 Security Configuration Wizard (or other hardening scripts), port 4443 will be blocked, and external clients will not be able to contact Web Services. To reopen the port you can either modify the firewall exception directly or re-activate the server.

To re-activate the server by using the Deployment Wizard

  1. On the Lync Server Deployment Wizard page, click Run next to Step 2: Setup or Remove Lync Server Components.

  2. On Setup Lync Server components page, click Next.

  3. On the Executing Commands page, when the task status is shown as completed, click Finish.


    You can also use bootstrapper.exe or Enable-CsComputer to re-activate the server.