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Ports Required for Installation of Team Foundation Components

Your firewall controls remote connections that components of Team Foundation require. You must ensure that your firewall does not block required connections. The tables in this topic show the default settings for TCP ports that components of Team Foundation, SQL Server, and SharePoint Products require.

If you are using Windows Firewall and it is configured to allow exceptions, the installation wizard for Team Foundation creates firewall exceptions for the components that you install, such as Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. If Windows Firewall is configured not to allow exceptions, you should configure it to allow exceptions during the installation of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server. Otherwise, you must manually create exceptions. For more information, see this page on the Microsoft Web site: How to Configure Windows Firewall on a Single Computer.

If you are using a software or hardware firewall from another company, you should check its documentation to determine how to open the TCP ports that installation requires.

The following table specifies the TCP ports that SQL Server (Standard or Enterprise Edition) requires.

Server or Application Context

TCP Port

SQL Service (Database Engine)


SQL Browser Service (Database Engine)


SQL Server Analysis Services Redirector 


SQL Server Analysis Services


SQL Server Reporting Services


1SQL Server uses port 1433 for the default instance. For named instances, SQL Server uses a dynamic port that the operating system assigns. Use SQL Server Configuration Manger to determine the SQL Server port number for any named instances. For more information, see this page on the Microsoft Web site: Configuring the Windows Firewall to Allow SQL Server Access.

Report Server Port Requirements

You must ensure that the server that is running SQL Server Reporting Services contains an exception in Windows Firewall for Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) if the report server is not on the server that is running Team Foundation Server. The instructions for completing this task differ based on the operating system that you are using. If you are using Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2003 R2, see the following page on the Microsoft Web site: Connecting Through Windows Firewall. If you are using Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista or Windows 7, see the following page on the Microsoft Web site: Connecting to WMI Remotely Starting with Windows Vista.

The table in this section specifies the TCP ports that Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 uses if it is installed by the installation wizard for Team Foundation Server. 

These port numbers might be different for existing deployments of SharePoint Products. You can determine which port numbers SharePoint Products uses by opening Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager and looking at the properties of the Web sites. For more information, see How to: Verify SharePoint Products for Team Foundation Server.

Server or Application Context

TCP Port

Default Web site


SharePoint Central Administration


By default, components of Team Foundation use the following TCP ports:

Server or Application Context

TCP Port

Team Foundation Server


Team Foundation Server Proxy


Team Foundation Build Service 


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