What are the ports used by the Desktop Central MSP application?

This document lists the ports you are required to open to ensure that there is uninterrupted communication between the agent, Desktop Central MSP server and the distribution server.

Computer on which the Desktop Central MSP Server is installed: To enable communication between the Desktop Central MSP agent and distribution servers with the Desktop Central MSP server:

Ports Purpose Type Connection
8040 Used for Agent-Server commmunication HTTP In bound to server
8041 Used for communication between agent and Desktop Central server HTTPS In bound to server
8058 For accessing PGSQL database in case of remote DB access TCP In bound to server
8057 Used to complete on-demand tasks like inventory scanning, patch scanning, remote control, remote shutdown and moving agents from one remote office to another TCP In bound to server
8047 For remote desktop sharing & associated tools TCP SSL In bound to server
8047 For voice and video calls UDP In bound to server
8048 Used for remote desktop sharing & associated tools TCP In bound to server
8053 Used for file transfer TCP SSL In bound to server
8054 Used for file transfer TCP In bound to server
135 Used for remote administration and sharing of files and printer TCP Outbound
8044 Used for communication between agent and distribution server HTTP In bound to distribution server
8045 Used for communication between agent and distribution server HTTPS In bound to distribution server

Note

  • The ports mentioned above are default ports that are used by the Desktop Central MSP application. However you can opt to have port numbers of your choice.
  • If there is a firewall between Desktop Central MSP server and the distribution server, all the ports listed above should be opened in the firewall. If you are not using a distribution server, you can just open the ports used by the Desktop Central MSP server.

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