Need SEPM to stop using port 80.
Created: 05 Dec 2007 | Updated: 21 May 2010 | 3 comments
The server that SEPM must be installed on has a database app that needs port 80 for management purposes (and this can not change). Now, you can aim IIS web services to another port (which I did by choosing 8888) and you can tell SEP that it is supposed to communicate with IIS via that port by editing the conf.properties file under the tomcat\etc directory (add a line "scm.iis.http.port=8888") However, if you do a netstat -an prior to installing SEPM, you will see that port 80 is not in use, and after SEPM is installed port 80 is in use, but port 8888 now is in use. (It doesn't matter if you do a custom web server or use the default.) This action is bound into the iis webservice as removing SEPM does not eliminate this, but only removing the web service and re-adding it will eliminate this. (BTW, this is a 2k SP4 server, can't change that either.)
Now why does this matter, you may ask. Because, if I install the DBTool and give it access to port 80, as long as that is true, you can not manage the SEPM (can't login, "verify server or port" error) and port 8443 (or whatever custom port you may have chosen if you changed it, I know, I have tried this many times.) no longer even appears as a listening port once port 80 is given to the other app.
How do I get SEPM to stop needing port 80?
I should point out that I have a ticket open with Symantec and I can fully replicate this at will. The Symantec folks have been working on it for 2 days now so I am hoping that somebody else has perhaps already conquered this issue as they are rather stumped.
Message Edited by DarkHorseSki on 12-05-2007 03:07 PM