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  1. #1
    Join Date
    March 2011

    [Outdated] Complete guide to setup a TeamSpeak 3 Server on Windows desktops.

    I spent hours and hours searching the internet never to find a guide like this. So I made one after finally being able to piece all of the information together myself from dozens of websites. This guide is to help those who spend hours searching for a setup how-to. All of the guides right now only show you how to install a Teamspeak 3 Server, but NOT ONE tells you how-to allow your friends not on your network, to connect. This is everything you need in a step-by-step guide. Enjoy... and hopefully this saves a lot of time for you searching the internet.

    1 . Get Teamspeak 3 Non-Profit License -

    a. Go to
    and fill in your information. In approximately 1 hour
    you'll receive an e-mail with your non-profit
    "licensekey.dat" file attached.

    NOTE- The reason for receiving a non-profit license
    is to be able to create more servers with each server capable
    of having more slots. No license- you can create 1 server
    with 30 slots. With a non-profit license you can create up to 10
    servers capable of 512 slots.

    2. Software Downloads -

    a. Go to
    and download Teamspeak Client & Server 32 or 64-bit.

    b. Go to
    and download PortForward's Port Checker.

    c. Install the Teamspeak 3 Client and Port Checker. DO NOT!
    Install the Teamspeak 3 Server at this time. This will be in
    a later step.

    3. Open Specific Ports -

    These ports must be open to allow people NOT on your network
    to connect to your server. Example - Anyone in your home receiving
    an Internet connection from the modem/router that is also supplying
    the computer you setup the server on, will be able to connect
    but, people out side your network will not. So you must open ports.

    a. NOTE- About network/router passwords
    When opening ports, your router will ask for a password. In
    most cases, it can be found on a sticker, on your router. If not, it
    may be in the information the installer left with you about your system.

    NOTE- For those with multiple computers on their network
    To make sure your selecting the computer you want to setup
    Teamspeak 3 Server on, go to the "Start Menu"
    and search for "cmd" press enter. Type "ipconfig". Where it
    says "IPv4" is the number you want to match, when changing network firewalls.

    Go to
    and locate your router model. This can be found somewhere on the device
    itself. Once you see your router on locate
    "Teamspeak 3 Server" from the programs list. Follow the guide
    step by step.

    b. Now, to check that your ports are open use "PFPortChecker"
    that we installed earlier. Open the program and click the
    "TCP" button. Enter "10011" and press "Check Me". It should say
    "Your port is OPEN on this computer". Now type "30033" in to
    the box and hit "Check Me". Now click the "UDP" button and
    type "9987" and press "Check Me". All 3 ports should be OPEN.

    c. With "PFPortChecker" program still open copy down your
    "External IP Address". This is the number you will give to
    friends and family to connect to your server later.

    4. Installing the Teamspeak 3 Server -

    a. Open the you downloaded earlier.
    Extract the folder to your Desktop. Rename the folder
    "Teamspeak 3 Server". Place the folder "Teamspeak 3 Server"
    into your program files. For 32-bit server...
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\" or for 64-bit server...
    "C:\Program Files\"
    Open the folder and place your "licensekey.dat" file
    that you received earlier into it. Also create a shortcut to the
    ts3server_win32.exe for 32-bit or...
    ts3server_win64.exe for 64-bit

    b. Right-click the shortcut and then click "Properties"
    Replace the target box with one of the following. For 32-bit...
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\TeamSpeak 3 Server\ts3server_win32.exe" <install_directory>\ts3server_win32.exe createinifile=1
    For 64-bit...
    "C:\Program Files\TeamSpeak 3 Server\ts3server_win64.exe" <install_directory>\ts3server_win64.exe createinifile=1
    Click OK.

    c. Double-click the shortcut. Here you will be given 3 pieces of information.
    4c1. Server Username "serveradmin".
    4c2. Your unique server password.
    4c3. Your unique token.
    Save all of this information somewhere you will NOT see it again.
    A text file is an easy way to do so.

    d. If you didn't get the information "Teamspeak 3 Server" gave you in step 4c.
    You can easily fix this by deleting the "ts3server.sqlitedb" file, and the "logs" folder.
    Then click on our special shortcut again. This time save the information.

    5. Lets try it out -

    a. Open the "Teamspeak 3 Client" and click "Connections".
    Click "Connect". Type "localhost" into the "Address" box.
    Type "9987" into the port box. In the "nickname" box type
    whatever you like. Click "Connect".

    b. Now to give your self admin click "Permissions"
    in the "Teamspeak 3 Client". Click "Use Privilege Key".
    enter the token you saved from step 4c. Press "OK".

    c. To get friends to connect give them the numbers you got from
    "PFPortChecker" (The "External IP Address" from step 3c).
    Tell them to type that into the "Address" box and "9987" into
    the "Port" box. Then click "Connect".

    d. Another couple of smart things to get can be found here.
    Both make it much easier to control the function of your server. They're the same type of
    program from different makers and both have there strengths and weaknesses, thats why I use both.

    Lastly, I've attached my guide in a .txt(text) file so you may find it anytime you need it or give it to a friend that needs it.
    Attached Files Attached Files

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Love the tutorial! It really helped me however everytime I check my port with PFPortChecker it says "Your port is not open or is unreachable". Do you know how I can resolve this issue? I don't think people can connect to my TeamSpeak Server because of this. I have opened my ports in my router

  3. #3
    Join Date
    August 2012
    This is great and i love it. but when i get to step 5
    a. Open the "Teamspeak 3 Client" and click "Connections".
    Click "Connect". Type "localhost" into the "Address" box.
    Type "9987" into the port box. In the "nickname" box type
    whatever you like. Click "Connect".

    i did all but the new TS3 doesn't have box for port.
    * Port fields removed from connect and bookmark dialogs.
    Instead the syntax <hostname>:<port> is used.
    i did that and when press conncet i get
    "Trying to resolve hostname localhost"
    "Trying to connect to server on localhost"
    then "Failed to connect to server"
    any idea what shall i do ?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    September 2012
    Make sure that the server is actually running and if it is try connecting with your local LAN IP instead of localhost (ie. 192.168.x.y).

  5. #5
    Join Date
    August 2012
    Oh ... thank u so much Chris i did what u said and now it works rly thank u

  6. #6
    Join Date
    October 2012

    thank you the tutorial was excellent

    I am still unable to get others to connect to my server even though all the ports are open. Have you any ideas why this may be?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    September 2012
    Wrong local ip to which the ports are forwarded to, local ip changed, TeamSpeak server not running, ports blocked by software firewall.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    October 2012

    Looking for a Guide to Install TS3 on a VServer with Windows

    Hi everybody.
    I Looking for a guide how to Install TS3 on my VServer with Windows? All I found are guides for Linux

  9. #9
    Join Date
    December 2012
    Quote Originally Posted by swiftsword35 View Post
    I am still unable to get others to connect to my server even though all the ports are open. Have you any ideas why this may be?
    You probably have a Dynamic IP as most home users.

    The IP will change frequently and therefor you will have to use a program or service that can point to your current IP-address all the time.

    The above link shows you such a service. - They have services for free and services you'll have to pay for.

    There are other services like this one, but this is the most used.

    The benefit is that you do not have to give your IP address to your friends every time it change, and it is a lot easier to remember an address instead of different IP's.

    Normally you would have to write something like 122.456.78.910, but with DynDNS you would write "myserver"

    Depending on how you set it up, you will not have to do anything else, but if you change the standard port number, remember to write it in the address.

    Like if you change the standard port which is 9987 to 1234, then your friends will have to write... or just "myserver"

    OR if you feel it is too much trouble, you can call your ISP and ask for a steady IP address, though those usually cost a little extra, depending on the ISP.

    "myserver" in the above examples, should be replaced with the name you chosed on

    NOTE... Please do not click on the "myserver"blahblah link, as i only wrote it to illustrate what i meant

    Best Regards
    Last edited by crossport; December 7th, 2012 at 11:12 AM. Reason: the link should not have been a link

  10. #10
    Join Date
    December 2012
    I did all said in this tuturial but in step 5, my clint havenīt the box for port help me pls

  11. #11
    Join Date
    February 2006
    Texas, USA

    If the port is the default of 9987 you do not need to use the port number. If not you enter the port number after the IP address.

    Example:<port #>

  12. #12
    Join Date
    December 2012
    :O but i did all what this tuturial said and my sister cant join my server..
    the 3 ports are open and my sister cant enter on this IP: 188.81.***** .... what can be wrong?

  13. #13
    Join Date
    February 2006
    Texas, USA
    Is your sister on the same network as the server? If yes, she needs to use the LAN IP which usually starts 192.168.X.X.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Attempting to get this to work. Managed to get everything set up correctly, however when I attempt to connect to the server, it appears to close the server down (The icon disappears from the right hand side of my task bar). This seems to mean that I can't connect to the server due to every time it tries, it shuts itself down. Any ideas as to how I could rectify this?

  15. #15
    Join Date
    September 2012
    Can you connect using localhost? If you can it obviously is still running and working, the icon might be hidden by windows from the systray. Click the arrow to see them all.
    If not then check the server logs.
    Last edited by Chris; July 8th, 2013 at 12:45 PM.

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