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1answer
28 views

Mapped drive error message - mapped drive is full

I have a Windows 2003 domain, and one of my clients gets a mapped drive Z: is full message when mapping a drive on the server. The drive on the server is not full. My understanding is that the issue ...
11
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8answers
720 views

Expire Files In A Folder: Delete Files After x Days

I'm looking to make a "Drop Folder" in a windows shared drive that is accessible to everyone. I'd like files to be deleted automagically if they sit in the folder for more than X days. However, it ...
0
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0answers
13 views

Use the command prompt to prevent a user from logging in locally [duplicate]

I would like to use some sort of command prompt commands (SunbinACL, etc) to prevent a certain local user from logging in locally. I am the system administrator. I know that there is a GUI way of ...
2
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1answer
32 views

What is the mrxdav.sys file and what file system is it used for?

I'm looking to know more about the mrxdav.sys file on Windows machines, and what is the difference between it and ntfs.sys, cdfs.sys or fat.sys?
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1answer
59 views

Looking for advice, domain controller/remote logon

Alright, so we currently have 2 locations with 10 pcs at each location. We're looking for a solution that will allow us to have any user, use any PC, at either location and be able to login without ...
7
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3answers
640 views

How do I manage Windows like Linux/Unix: administrative rights by group membership without accidents and without sharing Administrator password?

I am making some fundamental changes to a Windows Server 2003 / 2008 environment. On the Unix side, my security constraints are simple: Users who should have admin rights are in a special group ...
0
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1answer
243 views

RDP working but not able to ping and share can't be accessed through UNC [closed]

I am asking this for my live environment servers. So, kindly requested to consider this while answering.. I have 2 cases asked here. Please do number while answering. 1) I have a server which I can ...
0
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0answers
37 views

Must applications running on a clustered Windows 2003 server be installed manually on all nodes?

We have many small applications running on a server running Windows Server 2003, such as Windows/NT Services, scheduled tasks, etc. Recently, the server was changed to a clustered server with two ...
6
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0answers
111 views

What does a warning icon on a conditional forwarder mean in Windows DNS Manager?

The icon for one of the conditional forwarders on an Active Directory DNS server I manage has a standard warning icon (yellow triangle with exclamation point) overlay (all names have been changed to ...
0
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0answers
39 views

2012 server using 2003 AD/DNS - Unable to auto-start applcation

I joined my 2012 server on 2003 AD/DNS domain. Installed Remote Desktop and everything. I can login with any user on it, problem is, it's not auto-starting an application it's set to start, and I'm ...
7
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2answers
707 views

Bad idea to jump two versions in a server OS upgrade?

I have a ASP.NET website running on Windows Server 2003 and I would like to move it to a new server with a more recent OS. Would it be OK to jump directly to Windows Server 2012 or should I see how ...
1
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0answers
29 views

EFS file access problems

in my organization, i have a deadline to deploy EFS using AD CS, and i am working with a single windows server 2003 box, which is the Root CA, and is the same server responsible to certificate ...
0
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1answer
432 views

Join Windows 2003 R2 guest to Windows 2012 R2 domain controller

I'm trying to join a Windows Server 2003 R2 guest to a domain with a Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain controller server. I get the error "The following error occured attempting to join the domain ...
6
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2answers
283 views

How should I remove users from Administrators group without Active Directory?

Context: I am a new junior sysadmin and I have inherited a small office workgroup of about 12 windows machines, production and backup fileservers, and a sql server. All user accounts on the ...
3
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1answer
133 views

How to find which user ran the Windows Update in Windows 2003 server

Recently a Windows Update was done on one of our Windows 2003 production servers and we don't know which user ran the update. Is possible to identify who ran the update in event viewer or somewhere ...
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1answer
70 views

Why does second domain controller not display [closed]

We have 2 domain controllers DC1 and DC2, both sharing the same AD database The "Active directory users and computer" console of both DC1 and DC2 display DC1 only, under "Domain Controllers". what ...
1
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1answer
43 views

How to find which server is sending files to my shared folder

I have a server where is shared folder e.g. shared_folder. Another server in the same domain is sending files into this folder (it is probably a scheduled task) unknown_server -> copy files -> ...
1
vote
1answer
64 views

Assigning static ports in windows

I am having an issue with a port needed by an application sometimes being taken by another application, I have added the following to the registry assuming this will exclude the port from the ...
1
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2answers
61 views

Restart Schedule - 400+ windows server

I have been using scheduled tasks to reboot a small amount of windows 2003 servers, I'd like to start rebooting the rest (400) every three months. Whats the most efficient way to implement this on ...
2
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2answers
228 views

Default shares need to be hidden from normal domain users

I have installed windows server and it produces default shared folders that users can see when they are looking at other folders I have shared for them. Is there a way to hide these system folders or ...
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1answer
154 views

Knowing when a qemu vm shutdown (initiated via telnet using QMP) is finished

When I start a qemu (Windows Server 2003) virtual machine with -qmp tcp:127.0.0.1:4444,server,nowait I can make it shutdown with the following script #!/bin/bash telnet 127.0.0.1 4444 <<JSON ...
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votes
1answer
76 views

Removing local from group

How I can restrict access to the client! It's seems like everyone in the root domain and trusted domain can access the client, I would like to restrict access for specific AD groups.
0
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0answers
31 views

Database and Source Code auto back up

We have more have more than ten server(windows 2003 ) system . Each server have more than three web sites. I had create the sql job to auto back up process. Then copy the back up files into external ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

IUSR_machinename Group Membership?

I've been searching for a while and am having trouble finding the answer. I have an IIS6 server running WebDAV for HTTP PUT uploads through anonymous access. The uploads work fine and the newly ...
2
votes
1answer
60 views

GPO IE Security Zones

It seems when you are trying to edit the GPO for a group of Windows Server 2003 terminal servers. Under User Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Internet Explorer Maintenance > Security > ...
0
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0answers
104 views

Replacing 2003 r2 server with 2008r2. Slow client access after disconnecting 2003.

After performing the following steps, network access slows down significantly when finally removing the 2003 Server: I added a new 2008 R2 server to an existing network with a single 2003 Server (AD ...
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3answers
1k views

MySQL Startup Error - Root element missing

I have had MySQL installed for about 2 months on Windows Server 2003 R2. On start up we get presented with an error that says "High Severity Error - root element missing" followed by another high ...
0
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2answers
508 views

Fixing a corrupted Windows Server 2003 server

I have a Windows Server 2003 server that is being mainly used for some reporting done in SQL Server. Recently Windows has started complaining about being corrupted, we are getting an NTFS error 55: ...
1
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0answers
53 views

Strange behavior of Windows Server 2003 task scheduler

I've got a task, which runs fine while launching it with "Right click / Run" in the scheduler, but fails with a weird "SQL Server login fail" due to bad login while ran automatically at specified ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Can't write logs with Computer Management on Windows Server 2003

I'm trying to clear and save the logs of my Windows 2003 server to a file server. I have access to the filesystem and can create arbitrary files with no problem. But when I try to "Save and Clear" in ...
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1answer
114 views

DELL PROLIANT SERVER -INSTALLING WITHOUT CD DRIVE

I have a dell proliant server 2500 which has NO CD or DVD drives and no connectors on the motherboard. I want to install operating system and when i check BIOS, boot options, there is only Hard disk ...
1
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2answers
67 views

File Access Info and How to Password protect a folder

One of our HR girls put a file in an open directory that everyone could see. We know an employee or employees looked at this info and stole some of the info. Is there away to see what users accessed a ...
1
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1answer
40 views

Is there any way to get list of online users in network?

we've a domain based wired network, I want to know how many users are online or when they used their computer, Is there any way to figure it out? PS : our clients are windows XP and our server is ...
0
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1answer
521 views

Can't install network printer - Access is Denied?

I have a single user in a remote site with their own print server (in reality just one of the Server 2003 DCs) who can't install any printers from that server. They are running Windows 7 ...
11
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5answers
676 views

Is it recommended to log off from Windows when finished working on a server with RDP?

Is there any impact on the server performance in case I don't log off after having used Remote Desktop Connection?
0
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2answers
34 views

Copying from a valid mapped network drive

I'm writing a batch file to copy files from a mapped network drive (Z:) to the local disk (C:). The issue is that sometimes the mapped network drive has taken the letter Z, sometimes Y, or any other ...
2
votes
1answer
122 views

Can the paged pool memory limit can be increased?

We have a windows server 2003 R2 machine, 4GB RAM, 32 bit. The paged pool limit is set to 354 MB. We have been having crashes twice in the last month and it is due to event ID : 2020 - The server was ...
0
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0answers
29 views

Windows 2003: Service executable locked after service has been deleted

When deleting a service on Windows Server 2003 (with SP2) the executable is still locked by Windows until a reboot. Even on older Windows systems (tested with xp) the executable is not locked after a ...
4
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2answers
119 views

Can anyone help me out of this Active Directory mess?

Some background first: So I have two domain controllers (dc1 and dc2) running Server 2003 32-bit and 64-bit, respectively. They have not been able to replicate since sometime in 2012 which I hadn't ...
0
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0answers
30 views

Windows 2003 Server cache old Name Server of Website

We have a website that recently changed hosting and we changed the DNS at the same time. For some reason my local Windows 2003 Server keeps trying to cache the old Name Server. If I Clear Cache we can ...
0
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0answers
46 views

Cannot Connect to Windows Server Using a Particular IP

We have a Windows server 2008 running as web server. The Server has two IP's (A and B) added to it. We were able to use both the IP's for remote desktop connections and FTP connections. Strangely we ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

How can the Private Bytes of a process be significantly less than its effect on the system commit charge?

On a 64-bit Windows Server 2003, I can see using taskmgr or process explorer that the total commit charge is around 3.5GB, yet when I sum the Private Bytes consumed by each process (by running pslist ...
0
votes
2answers
281 views

How to give certain system access without giving local admin access?

I am seeking advice on how I can accomplish the following tasks without giving certain groups local admin rights on the servers. Ability to query the status of all the Windows Services WMI access ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Emails from another organization are being returned

We are running Exchange 2003 on a Windows Server 2003 server. In the last week or so, one outside organization has started getting errors when sending to us. The log from their end when sending a ...
3
votes
1answer
160 views

What to use instead of FTP

I get this question all the time from people who run Windows-based web servers. FTP, while ubiquitous, has numerous flaws shortcomings, not all of which can be solved simply by slapping SSL/TLS on top ...
2
votes
1answer
167 views

LLMNR Disabling possible issues?

For security reasons my company needs to disable LLMNR and I just want to find out if anyone's had issues with this? I understand that its just one step above DNS (similar function) that is used ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Which Exchange scenario should I choose

We currently have a Windows 2003 domain and an Exchange 2007 server integrated into the domain. Since the power goes out often in the current building, we would like to move the Exchange server to the ...
0
votes
1answer
445 views

How to check WSUS server updates downloaded size?

How can I check the updates size which were downloaded in WSUS? For example I need to check the updates size downloaded of April 9, 2013 for new 26 updates. And how can I locale the new updates on ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

How to tell the Task Scheduler MMC to remember the column widths of the History?

Using the Task Scheduler MMC on a Windows Server 2008 R2, I'm facing something that is very annoying to me: The History window of a task does not remember the column widths, thus making it rather ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Windows Server Standard - showing as Windows Vista in Microsoft OS check - What version is it?

So I became in charge of a Windows Server VM. I can't tell whether this version is Windows 2003 or 2008. In My Computer system properties, all it says is: Windows Server Standard Copyright 2007 ...