Windows XP Change HTTPS Port Binding

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On Windows XP, to change the HTTPS secure port binding (e.g. to port 444 instead of 443), run the following adsutil script at the command prompt:

C:\Inetpub\AdminScripts>cscript adsutil.vbs set w3svc/1/securebindings ":444:"


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securebindings                  : (LIST) ":444:"

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