Windows Small Business Server 2003 is the Microsoft operating system in the `SBS` line based on Windows Server 2003.

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SBS 2003 boot stalls at acpitabl.dat

I have a SBS 2003 server running for 3 year without any problems, and few days ago it freezes during the boot. System is using two 500 Gb drives in RAID1 (Intel Matrix 7.5) After trying to load in ...
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Disk quota problem in Windows Server SBS 2003

I have got a new job and the existing SBS 2003 domain setup is unsecure (i.e. everyone is a domain admin etc etc). There are lots of problem due to inexperienced "network admin", and I am trying to ...
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Cannot connect to domain error: The format of specified network name is invalid

I cannot connect clients to sbs2003 domain because of this error: The format of specified network name is invalid. Before that there is a prompt for a login and password, so the server is found. I ...
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Advice on migration from SBS 2003 to Windows server 2012 R2 Essentials

I need some advice about migrating to Win Server 2012 R2 Essentials. I've never done something like this before and want to be very sure I'm not doing something stupid or in the wrong order. Source ...
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Security group membership makes it impossible to list network shares (very strange issue)

We are having a very unusual problem on our network. There are two sites: main office (1x SBS 2003 server and 20x PCs: a mixture of Win7 and XP) and a remote site connected via VPN (1x XP PC, also on ...
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Various application shortcuts (Excel etc.) showing generic icon on SBS 2003. All users logging on to server affected in same way

Numerous shortcut icons are not being displayed properly for numerous applications (all MS Office shortcuts- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Reader, as well as Group Policy Management) on our SBS 2003 ...
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Missing SYSVOL and NETLOGON after upgrade from Windows 2003 SBS to 2012 Standard

Today we went from Windows 2003 SBS to Windows Server 2012 Standard. I did the following: Joined 2012 server to the SBS 2003 domain Installed Active Directory Domain Services (aka dcpromo) on the ...
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TS server to SBS 2003 server - CAL [duplicate]

If I connect to TS over RDP and after that run application which resides on SBS 2003 server (shared app directory), do I need to buy SBS 2003 CAL beside TS CAL?
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fsutil can't query quota usage? [closed]

This is a followup question from Disk quota problem in Windows Server SBS 2003, which has not yet been resolved. When I run quota query (fsutil quota query e:) under the administrator account, I get ...
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SBS 2003 to Server 2012 Standard - Migration Protocol

We are planning to move from a Small Business Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 Standard. We will run both server hardware in parallel during the transfer, then once the new 2012 server is up and ...
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Migrated SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 and my Outlook clients didn't get the new server name

Source server is SBS 2003, called sbs Destination server is SBS 2011, called sbs11 Everything ran swimmingly, the migration went well. However, when my users log into Outlook, the Exchange address ...
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Unable to logon locally to Server 2012 R2 after removing Exchange from SBS2003

I receive the following error when logging on locally to a newly introduced Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. The sign-in method you are using isn't allowed. For more info, contact your network ...
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How to lock Windows 7 workstation after inactivity via GPO (no screensaver or blank screen- just lock screen)

Our users have increasingly started leaving their workstations logged in and unattended (during lunch breaks etc.) To tackle the security threat this poses, we have enforced a password-protected ...
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Need to migrate Windows Server 2003 for Small Business to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials [closed]

I've already found : "Migrate Windows Small Business Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 Essentials" and "Migrate from Previous Versions to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials or Windows Server ...
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Promoting Windows Server 2012 to DC, cannot create DNS delegation because SBS 2003 DNS server is not found

I'm promoting our new Windows Server 2012 Essentials box (ASH) to Domain Controller so that I can then deprecate and demote our failing Windows SBS 2003 box (PINE), which is the only current DC. ...
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LSASS.Exe using 100% CPU usage on SBS2003

LSASS.exe is using 100% CPU usage on my SBS2003 DC. For the life of me, I can't figure out what's causing it. I've checked the event logs and found a few things. I can't see if any of it is related. ...
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Exchange 2003 restrict anonymous smtp access only

On exchange 2003 I want to listen for smtp on port 25 only so that * anonymous login is only allowed from certain internal IPs * authenticated login is allowed from everywhere I can't see how to do ...
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One domain user unable to browse network shares

We have an SBS 2003 server, with a Windows XP Professional (domain-joined) PC connecting from a remote site via VPN (LogMeIn Hamachi). One domain user account is unable to browse any shares on the ...
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Can you demote SBS 2003 DC with Exchange still working

I'm sitting with a bit of a delema, and I don't want to demote the AD on the SBS 2003 server before I know it is safe. We are consolidating servers, and I installed a new Windows 2008 R2 Standard ...
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Component services, running processes, scheduled recycle

I've got a Windows Server 2003 SBS SP2 box. It's hosting our business application. About once a week the clients for the application on work stations throughout the office get so they receive an ...
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Upgrading SBS 2003 Premium (with SQL server) to Essentials 2012 R2

As support (and running on old hardware) is fading out for SBS 2003, we are considering upgrading to essentials R2, as suggested by microsoft. The exchange environment will be migrated to Office365, ...
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Mount Exchange 2003 Database in Exchange 2010 in SBS 2011?

So the scenario I am facing is where I had an old SBS 2003 server. I used Outlook to export emails to a PST, saved on a USB and then imported them back into the new SBS 2011 server (two different ...
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Outlook 2010 suddenly starts autodiscover and event log shows schannel error 36887

we are running and rather small domain network using an SBS 2003 and Exchange 2003 on the server side and outlook 2010 on the clients. This setup has been working quite well for some years now and ...
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Clone HD using Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 2.5

All I want to do is a simple Hard drive clone on my Windows 2003 SBS. Last time I used this software is was a pain in the neck having to mount it on a different server and run a Ghost Cast. Is there a ...
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SBS2003 won't acknowledge any USB ports

I've uninstalled/reinstalled/updated the latest drivers for all usb ports. Also, the removable storage service won't stay on.
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Server 2003 SBS DNS not resolving webpages

We have an SBS 2003 Server that has developed what I believe is a DNS fault. It is a domain server used for DNS, DHCP, file server and exchange duties. About 24hrs ago it became apparent that any ...
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Can two SBS boxes co-exist on the same network?

I have an SBS 2011 server in an office running a domain and I want to add an additional server running SBS 2003 that would only be used to run and serve accounting software. I have learned that two ...
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SBS 2003 Raid restore with fresh install

I have a box running SBS 2003 with one hard drive for the os and another three in a raid 5 configuration [edit: using the build in SBS raid system] The os hard drive seems to have died, even trying ...
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If I reinstall SBS 2003, will I lose exchange mailboxes? [closed]

I have forgotten the main admin password for my server, and I used a linux boot disk to change it, but now the server wants me to login in repair mode which never works. I have OEM server disks, if I ...
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Do we need a domain controller in our small office environment with Office 365?

I work for a landscaping company that has about 10 office staff members, each with their own workstation. Currently, we have a single server running Windows SBS 2003. The server hosts our Exchange, ...
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SBS 2003 - Rename Domain Netbios Name Without Renaming Active Directory Domain Name

I have client running a Small Business Server 2003 R2 network with a strangely named domain. The fully qualified domain name is a straightforward contoso.local. The domain netbios name (shown as ...
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SBS 2003 & Two DHCP Servers

From time to time a device running its own DHCP server gets accidentally plugged into our SBS 2003 network. When this happens SBS 2003 shuts down its DHCP service - which means that at 7am the next ...
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WP7 stopped sync' with Exchange 2003 due to date error

I have a WP7 device and since I first had it, I have instantly been able to sync with 2x different Exchange servers, each running from a completely seperate domain (i.e. different businesses ...
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built in “Offer Remote Assistance” not working because of permissions

I'm trying to enable permissions for a user on a Windows7 machine to use the built in feature called "Offer Remote Assistance" or "Windows Remote Assistance". This feature works fine if the user is ...
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Looking for a new backup solution to replace dying tape drive

We're running Windows Server 2003 SBS and another machine with Server 2003 Standard on it. The SBS server is about 7 years old running pretty much 24/7 - a HP server of some description. We have an ...
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Migrating SBS 2003 to 2012 standard

My company is currently trying to migrate a Windows Small Business Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012. We know the general procedure, but we want to make sure we aren't going to mess anything up ...
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Exchange on SBS2003 not receiving mail, but sending via telnet works

Last week we had a problem on our SBS2003 server where our external connection dropped out and I was only able to restore it by running netsh winsock reset catalog and netsh int ip reset. Thinking ...
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Disabled then re-enabled user account in SBS 2003 cannot access mailbox

I have a user account in SBS2003 that was disabled when the user left the company. I now have a need to access the user's mailbox. I can enable the account in Server Management no problem, and change ...
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Windows Small Business Server 2003 SP2 upgrade plan

I support a non-profit organization running a SBS 2003 SP2 (x86) server. Apparently, SBS 2003 SP2 will be end-of-life some time in 2014. Should I be quite insistent that they upgrade the server OS ...
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Things to consider when migrating from WinSBS2003 to WinSrv2008R2

In the next few weeks I should migrate a SBS2003 DC to Win2008R2 on a different server. I found this guide here: ...
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SBS2003 relaying emails to Exchange 2013

Background info: Ive got two Servers: ServerA - Windows 2003 SBS Server, IP: 192.168.10.1/24, PDC for BizA.local, Exchange manages emails for BizA.com ServerB - Windows Server 2010 with Exchange ...
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Error setting up Data Protection Manager 2010 Agents / Network “Unauthenticated” in network settings

I'm not sure if the two are connected but i suspect they are. Basically I'm tring to setup Data Protection Manager 2010 on a fresh install of Server 2008 R2 in a SBS 2003 domain. Everything went fine ...
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Login for users with no folder redirection is virtually instantaneous, but login for users *with* folder redirection takes around 45 seconds

I have just configured a Windows 7 laptop for use on a SBS 2003 domain. Everything works perfectly, except users with folder redirection have to wait approximately 45 seconds before they see their ...
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Network drives don't get mapped and desktop redirection stops working when domain user becomes a member of the Local Administrator group on their PC

We have a Small Business Server 2003 domain controller with Windows 7 workstations joined to the domain. I noticed recently that, if I make a user a local administrator on his computer, his ...
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Windows 7 laptop inconsistent in caching domain user credentials

We have a Windows 7 laptop which was recently joined to our SBS 2003 domain. While connected to the network everything works perfectly, but when the network cable is removed we start to have problems. ...
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Using NTFS “traverse” permissions, but user still denied access to network share (SBS 2003)

We have a staff member who requires access to a single folder in the root of a network share. All other files and folders in the share should be inaccessible to them. I thought if I added only ...
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Server 2003 DNS Issues

We are having a certain issue at a client where the internet will stop working and when I do a ping test to a website, it replies Pinging www.google.com (10.0.0.1) and then the pings fail. However, ...
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How do I allow FTP on SBS 2003

I've been asked to find out why a server cannot connect to our Data Distribution server via FTP (standard port 21). The problem server is SBS 2003. I've port forwarded FTP in their Gateway/Firewall ...
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imaging an SBS 2003 drive for use on virtualbox

I've got an aging SBS 2003 server with raid 1 IDE drives and I want to take an image of the drive that I can use in a virtualbox VM. Is this possible - and what software is recommended for taking ...
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SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 migration, how to check why the old server is restarting?

We've migrated SBS 2003 to SBS 2011. So far everything has gone smoothly. We're in the final phase of migrating the last amount of data over. Our 21 days is up on Thursday. The old server restarting ...