Windows Server 2000 is one of the four editions of the Windows 2000 operating system line, and is intended for use on server systems. It is the most basic server edition available in the Windows 2000 line. Released on 17 February 2000, it is the successor to Windows NT 4.0 Server, and was succeeded ...

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Using XCACLS to set permissions with long filenames

We need to set permissions on users' directories on a Windows 2000 Server. This happens regularly enough and they must also be set in the order below or the backups crap out. This is the basic script: ...
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Can a Windows 2000 SP4 Domain Controller authenticate in a WIndows 2008 R2 Domain after I transfer FSMO from 2000 to 2008?

I upgraded my Windows 2000 domain functionality to 2008 R2. Made my 2008 R2 machines domain controllers. Replication is working. Eventually I will demote the 2000 servers. At the moment, the ...
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Lock down or limit user access on Windows Server 2000/2003?

I am looking for a way to severely restrict user account access on Windows servers. Is there a way to programmatically do this? I have found a few options like forcing a user to start in a program ...
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Windows SMTP server suggestions? [closed]

My ancient mail server machine crapped out a few days ago. I cobbled together another machine from spare parts and the bone pile, which included reformatting the existing disk and installing a fresh ...
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Safely remove a drive from eSATA hotswapable enclosure?

I have recently installed a Rosewill RSV-S5 eSATA RAID array on a Windows 2000 Server. I'm not using any RAID features - it is configured as 5 discrete drives (JBOD). The system is based on the ...
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Windows 2000 Active Directory Global Catalog servers and Infrastructure Master role

I have been rereading some sections of "Active Directory Bible" by Curt Simmons in preparation for some machine replacement and changes to our windows 2000 active directory infrastructure. It seems ...
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Windows 2000 Server Auto-Reboot Script

I'm running a legacy network app on an antiquated server OS(Win2k Web Server) running off-site. The app is a commercial(i.e. I don't have the source) product that's been discontinued by the developer ...
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Windows 2000 Server Recovery after HDD crash

I have here a Windows 2000 Server that I am desperately trying to resurrect after a HDD crash. The HDD crashed with the Seagate BSY Bug. After unblocking the firmware via the TTL/Serial port, we ...
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RRAS won’t start with 8007042a or event ID 7024, aka the “routing remote access unable to load Iprtrmgr.dll”

History: The history of this error, which has mostly gone unsolved, dates back to Windows 2000. Platforms affected: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server 2008, Server 2003 R2, Server 2003, Server 2000 (both ...
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Install Windows 2000 Server on new Dell hardware

I'll be contacting Dell as well with this question but I was wondering if anyone has had any experience installing Windows 2000 Server on a new Dell Rack server? I'm looking at either the Dell ...
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Can I replace a failed RAID disk with a used spare?

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2650 with hardware Raid - two drives in Raid 1, four drives in Raid 5. Originally, all six drives were the same size, but a while back I upgraded the Raid 5 array and kept the ...
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Force Windows 2000 Server to shut down using a Script rather than show “safe to turn off”

I am trying to use a script (kindly provided by Evan Anderson in another thread) to shut down a couple of Windows 2000 Servers which run our Cisco Unity system, in the event that our environmental ...
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Configure DNS Zone to Forward for any non-existant hosts

Not sure if this is possible, but in my head, it sounds reasonable to be able to do. I'm just not sure how... We have our company domain on our internal DNS servers (company.com), but the domain is ...
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Run shutdown script on a Domain Server to shut down Windows 2000 servers in a different workgroup?

We have two Windows 2000 servers which run our Cisco Call Manager software. The servers are in a workgroup. We also have one Windows 2000 server running Cisco Unity which is part of our main ...
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Search Files (Preferably with index) on Windows 2000 Server

I have many files on a windows server 2000 machine that is setup to act as a networked disk drive, is there anyway I can index the files and make that index available as a search to more people than ...
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Can you link several machines with FreeDOS to a Windows 2000 server on a LAN?

Have you installed / used FreeDOS on a server environment? Can you link them to a Windows 2000 server?
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Enabling bidirectonal support for a shared printer

We have 2 pooled HP LaserJet 9050 printer on our network (using the PostScript drivers). Users connect to it via our print server, which runs Windows 2000 Server. I am unable to enable bidrectonal ...
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How to check windows domain user status?

I have a server running windows 2000 right now, will upgrade to 2003 pretty soon. Is there a way to check the user status and pc status? For example, If the user is idle If the PC is locked How ...
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Windows 2000 Server failed drive recovery

Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations for good data recovery software for a Windows 2000 Server. The most important drive recently failed and while there was a backup, it was two weeks ...
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Scheduled Task has finished but still shows status as running

I have a scheduled task on a Windows Server 2000 box which is scheduled to run daily. On Monday, the task ran perfectly in that the thing it fires off (a console application) completed, but the ...
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Sound on Windows 2000 Server

We have still some Windows 2000 Server / Advanced Server machines running. Is it possible to install audio service or something? It does not seem to have sound capabilities (like the Windows 2000 ...
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mounting a windows software raid volume in linux

i have a windows 2000 server box with 6 drives in it configured as RAID 5 using windows dynamic volumes. windows will not boot. is it possible to mount this volume using linux? i looked at dmraid but ...
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Publish from Visual Studio to website causes “access denied”

I published a website using VS2005 to Win2k Server. No errors were generated. When I visit the page, I see this error: Failed to start monitoring changes to 'E:\path\to\bin' because access is ...
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Repeated SMB QUERY_PATH_INFO Packets for Windows file share

This is related to my previous question here, but I have narrowed it down and want to open another one. I have windows 2000 server on its own domain, there is no trust between the clients domain and ...
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IIS Not serving some documents to some users / locations

I have a complicated problem that I will try to explain. We have a portal based website that is accessible from outside of our organisations infrastructure via username and password. Certain types of ...
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windows 2000 freezing during large disk write

We have a windows 2000 sp4 server which freezes up for about 1 minutes while its web-app does a ~500mb write operation. I can see the webapp start to do I/O activity (through process explorer) then ...
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How to tell what service pack for Microsoft Commerce Server 2000 is installed?

We have ancient Windows 2000 Server box running Commerce Server 2000. I'm trying to determine what service pack the Commerce Server has and I don't see any way to do that from the Management Console. ...
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Obtain port names & associated IP addresses on W2K Print Server

I hope someone can help, my brain is fried! In W2K3, I can use prnmngr.vbs and get absolutely everything I need from the print server to list installed queues, port names, driver details, IP ...
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“Error 53” with local LAN machines after VPN session on server

I have a Windows 2000 server with a Windows 7 client that occasionally gets "error 53" when accessing the server by name (net view \\server). It still works by IP address (net view \\192.168.0.1). ...
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SMB over IPSec prompting for credentials

I am trying to connect our web server to customers SQL/file server through a VPN tunnel. Originally we had setup a PPTP VPN and I was able to access their file shares without issue. Since PPTP ...
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How to Examine Virtual Memory Fragmentation on Windows 2000?

Is there a method to examine the virtual address space of a specific process to examine if that process is under going virtual memory fragmentation? I know it sounds like something I shouldn't be ...
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File downloads finish early

When downloading files from our web server often files will only download files part of the way, then end as if they finished downloading leaving a partial file. Has anyone heard of this issue or know ...
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Unable to connect to sharedfax error

EDITED: I'm running Windows SmallBusinessServer 2000 on a machine with a 56k modem for sending outgoing faxes via the Microsoft Shared Fax Service. I also have a Windows 2003 Enterprise server ...
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Logon Failure: the target account name is incorrect after making a ghost image of a server

I recently replaced a failing SCSI drive in a Windows 2000 server with an IDE drive. I made an image of the SCSI drive and Ghosted it. The purpose of the machine was to give out DHCP at one location ...
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Obfuscated Account Names in Windows Computer Management / Groups

So our security auditors sent me an email indicating there were a few AD groups and accounts in the administrators group of one of our servers that should not have admin access to the machine in ...
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Exchange server crashes because of large email

I got a problem with a old exchange server, where a user tried to send a 750mb email with a lot of images in it. After he did that, the server stops responding. A reboot helps for a short time, but ...
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Is it possible to do an in-place upgrade from Windows Server 2000 to Windows Server 2003?

I have a machine (virtual machine) running Windows 2000 For PCI compliance, this machine needs to be ugraded to 2003 or above. I have mounted a Windows 2003 ISO file as the CD Drive in VMWare, ...
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Virtual machine shows no network adapter

I had a an old Lotus/Domino server (R5), I just virtualized. It ran Windows 2000 server. I had to use Vmware Converter v3.x to create the vm because it was the only one I could find that could ...
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Why does explorer.exe on Windows Server 2000 rise to 99% CPU when opening “My Computer”?

I have a Windows 2000 Server machine and every time I try to open "My Computer", the CPU jumps to 99% . I have to kill explorer.exe and restart it for the computer to resume normal operation (until I ...
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Active Directory books

I'm just a newbie in servers, can anyone tell me a good book or site for learning about servers/active directory There are a lot of boring books..., I just want to know if out there is a good resource ...
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File Server says files are open by someone they aren't

I've noticed something peculiar on my file server. I went to move some folders around and I used the "Open Files" utility in Computer Management to ensure that there were no open files in the folders ...
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Can't login through RDP - “Local Policy of this system does Not Permit You to Log On Interactively”

We have an old windows 2000 terminal server (which is also a domain controller). THe error we're getting is "Local Policy of this system does Not Permit You to Log On Interactively" The user is part ...
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Is the volume shadow copy service (VSS) available on Windows 2000?

Two applications we use have been crashing whenever an hourly backup kicks off on our file server. The server is running Windows 2000, and lacks the volume shadow copy service. Sounds to me like a ...
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How to tell if a Windows 2000 server acts as a reverse proxy?

I have Windows 2000 server that is being decommissioned and someone is sure that it's running as a reverse proxy in a DMZ redirecting internet traffic back into the corporate network. Problem is that ...
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SQL 7 installation guideline

My company was in the mid to migration the old application to Oracle. Due to japan nuclear disaster, we need to set up the BCP for Japan at my country. SQL 7 is a very old application, several thing ...
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AD logon script, how to

I'm a student, I have this assignment where I need to know how to disable the user from changing the background to a client computer, thing is that I've been looking around to know what language does ...
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Update Windows 2000 server standard to Windows 2000 server professional with AD

I have a Windows 2000 Server Standard Edition server (that's right, standard) on a home network with three systems doing basic file/print sharing (and a few other services). Until recently the ...
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Server 2000 DC down after crash and restore

Problem: Server 2000 DC hard drive failed. Purchased new drive, installed server 2000 and restored everything from a backup. Everything is back up, however none of the client machines can connect to ...
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View Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server License Count

How can I view how many Terminal Server licenses are installed on a Windows Server 2000 machine? Normally you would look in Administrative tools -> Terminal Server Licensing, but there is not an entry ...
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Drive is still 8gb after attempt to expand by 30gb, windows 2000

Drive is still 8gb after attempt to expand by 30gb! Disk management even shows it as 38gb! This is a windows 2000 VM. See picture.