Firewall Ports for PDM

This article outlines the firewall ports that should be opened for all network communications with PDM, as well as describes how you can locate the port number when a dynamic port is used. 

  • Archive Server: TCP 3030
  • SQL Server: TCP 1433 (unless instance is named then TCP 1434 and UDP 1434 instead) 
  • Web Server (without SSL): TCP 80
  • Web Server (with SSL): TCP 443 (TCP 80 also needs to be opened if you want the ability to push the client install from the webpage)
  • Client: No ports need to be opened on client side for default Firewall settings

If Microsoft® SQL Server or SQL Server Express is installed as a named instance(ServerName\InstanceName), a dynamic port may be used and hence should be opened on the SQL server.

The dynamic port can be found by following these steps:

1. Launch 'SQL Server Configuration Manager' console from 'Start' > 'All Programs' > 'Microsoft SQL Server' > 'Configuration Tools'.

2. Expand the 'SQL Server Network Configuration' in the left pane.

3. Select the 'Protocols for ' option as illustrated below.


4. Double-click on the 'TCP/IP' entry in the right pane.

5. Click on the 'IP Addresses' tab and scroll down to the bottom.

6. The port number is listed for the 'TCP Dynamic Ports' field as illustrated below.


If you are not able to perform these steps or you have any questions, please contact Hawk Ridge Systems at


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