How do I disable the Audit Portmapper on Windows?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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This document shows how to disable the Audit Portmapper. Please Note: You must configure Audit to use fixed ports in order for Audit to operate without a portmapper.


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  1. Stop the Audit Log Router service.

    1. Open regedit and drill down to: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\eTrust Audit Log Router.
    2. Open DependOnService and remove the entry value for portmapper.
    3. Click OK.
    Figure 1

    1. Open HKLM\Software\ComputerAssociates\eTrustAudit\RPC
    2. Replace the data for PortmapName with an empty string value
    3. Add a DWORD entry named RegisterPort with a Data value of 0.
    Figure 2

    1. Stop the portmapper service.
    2. In the Portmap service properties change the "Startup Type" to "Disabled".
    Figure 3

  2. Start the Audit Log Router service.