Windows Server 2003 is a Microsoft server operating system released in April 2003. It is the successor to Windows Server 2000 and is based on the Windows XP codebase. It was succeeded by Windows Server 2008.

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Windows 2003 DC in 2008 functional level

Is it possible to have a 2003 DC in a domain with a 2008 functional level? I was under the impression that the functional level was limited by the lowest OS version of the DCs. Are there potential ...
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ADWS on Server 2003 Base

Got a hard one to deal with here. I am trying to install web services on Server 2003 SP2 (x86/ base NOT R2!) but when I install it I am getting errors with the resulting Log: 0.031: ...
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Windows DHCP server not discarding PTR records when an address is leased

Got the following setup regarding DHCP & DNS: Windows Server 2003 doing DHCP Windows DNS (different server)authoritative for the forward zone BIND DNS (on a UNIX server) authoritative for the ...
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Is it possible to limit what is logged in ODBC logging in IIS 6.0?

I am using ODBC logging in IIS 6.0. I cannot change that. Is there a way to limit it's logging to just the actual pages requested as opposed to every single tiny thing requested on a page? I don't ...
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User loads temp profile every login

I have a pc where only 1 domain user keeps getting a temp profile each time that user logs in. I tried logging with a different user on the same pc and the profile loaded just fine. It is a Server ...
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Windows 2003 subdomain not working

I'm trying to add a subdomain to my main one, to be connected to an external IP address. So I have: example.com mail.example.com www.example.com Which are working. I want to add test.example.com ...
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Can't change Win7 libraries location from Windows Server 2003 server

I'm having trouble understanding why I can't change the location of my Windows 7 Pro user libraries. All of my libraries that matter (My Documents, Downloads, Desktop) are located @ ...
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Cannot add a 2012 server to a 2003 domain as it says forrest functional level is 2003 but domains and trusts shows it as 2003

I have a single 2003 DC (Enterprise edition 32 bit SP2) that according to AD Domains and Trusts is at functional level Windows Server 2003. According to AD Users and Computers my Domain functional ...
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Clients cannot connect to internet | windows server 2003 is allocating DHCPs

I have a Windows Server 2003 which gives DHCPs to all other devices. I am using TP-Link MR 3220 as the WIFI-Router. The problem is that after 20 devices are connected to the Internet and the server, ...
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EOL Windows Server 2003. Should I migrate to Windows Server 2012? [closed]

In my environment I have 11 virtual W2k3 servers and I have to decide to migrate them to 2012 or not. None of them are AD server. Two of them are running SQL Server 2005, there are also some apps ...
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Certificate not found error trying to set up PEAP-MS-Chap v2 authentication

I am trying to set up PEAP-MS-Chap v2 authentication for my VPN on a Windows 2003 SP2 server using a self-signed certificate. I have meticulously followed the PEAP certificate requirements when ...
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MS SQL Server data lost or corrupted

I have a situation regarding MS SQL Server database. My friend ask me to repair a certain database, because a range of data has been lost after a hard disk failure, but eventually after ...
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SQL Server 2005 SP2 install Support files failed

I'm racking my brains trying to apply service pack 2 to a recently installed SQL Server 2005 installation on a Windows Server 2K3 64-bit The error message from the installation is unhelpful: MSP ...
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Can I apply GPO settings to 2008 R2 member servers if I have a 2003 domain functional level?

I was asked to help out in a problem, there is a domain still operating at a 2003 functional level, there are 2008 R2 member servers in this domain and we need to know if there is anything we have to ...
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Copying files / permissions to another server without SMB?

For diagnostics on a problem I am experiencing I really need to be able to copy files between windows servers - including the NTFS permissions without using smb. Is there a ready way to do this? If I ...
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FTP Command runs at login for server [duplicate]

I have a windows 2003 server (yes i know it is EOL and needs updated but that is not the point of this question). Everytime I go to log onto the server, I get a command prompt that comes up and tries ...
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unable to access Apache Tomcat server on WIndows Server 2003 externally

I am running Apache Tomcat 8.0.21 on Windows Server 2003. I have set the connector port to 3001. I am able to access Apache Tomcat server sitting on the machine where server is installed through ...
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How to troubleshoot tape backup issues via mt on Linux for Windows backups?

I have an HP Ultrium 448 tape backup that is being recognized without seeming issue on Ubuntu. I am able to see it at /dev/st0. When I issue mt -f /dev/st0 offline, the tape ejects. When I issue mt ...
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Storage issues: Prolonging the life of a legacy Compaq ML370

I have an original ML370, from before there even were generations (2000). The storage system is comprised of a Smart Array 431 controller, 2 9.1 Gb Ultra3 SCSI (COMPAQ BD009635C3), and 4 146.8 Gb ...
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Migrating DNS from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2

Current environment: Two Windows Server 2003 servers, not joined to our domain (These are here to handle our outside DNS requests). Plan: Stand up Windows Server 2012 R2 server, do not join to our ...
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How to recover data from a Windows 2003 Server HP StorageWorks Ultrium 448 Backup via Linux?

I have a scenario where I have to recover a backup from an Ultirum 448 tape medium that was made on Windows 2003 server. The only system that I have available for recovery is a Linux server with ...
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SID not being set on

I copied two trees with robocopy, a source and a destination, with the intent of making their permissions exactly the same, I ran the following commands: robocopy /MIR C:\Windows\System32\tasks\ ...
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Windows 2003 - How to prevent (console session) OR (Autologon) user to remain always logged-in?

1) Is the console session really supposed to auto-log off on idle? I'm surprised this still happens even though the console session is not supposed to be affected by RDP session timeout policies. 2) ...
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Remote Access to Windows Server 2003 while in Safe Mode [closed]

I have a Windows 2003 server. This server has experienced errors necessitating a restore procedure carried out in Safe Mode. However, the server is located in a remote location. How can I ensure that ...
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Windows Server 2003 x64 Rebooting - PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (50)

Windows Server 2003 x64 R2 Standard Edition it's rebooting by itself. I originally thought it wast Paragon Hard Disk Manager Premium 15. After uninstalled Paragon HDM 15 it stopped rebooting but it ...
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Migrating from Windows Server 2003 to 2012 R2 on same hardware

I have two Windows Server 2003 R2 Active Directory Domain Controllers which serve about 100 nodes. I need to upgrade to 2012 R2 on the same hardware (which exceed the minimum requirements). Since I ...
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Is there a way to disable “check online for updates from windows update” in windows update settings?

I have configured WSUS server in order to preserve bandwith in the network wile keeping essential updates turned on using that WSUS. Intranet WSUS server pointing to client pc and other settings are ...
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How to run Chkdsk on all drives at startup on Windows Server 2003R2

I am struggling to find a way to automate chkdsk /f on all drives at startup, as so far I couldn't accomplish this task. Cannot use chkdsk in a batch file, as it would require user intervention (Y/N ...
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Monitoring Windows 2003 Server scheduled task running time

I've been trying to find solution/script to monitor Windows Server 2003 scheduled task running time. I can list details of the tasks via cmd: schtasks /query /fo LIST /v Is it possible to create ...
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Windows 2003 Task Scheduler Not running in foreground

I have an old (Windows 2003) server running. I then have a Powershell script which I need to execute using a scheduled task (running it on it's own works fine). On all my other (windows 2008) servers, ...
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Event 2042 - Replication-Error Lies?

On a windows 2008 R2 server, in the Event Viewer under Applications and Services logs > Directory Service I'm getting the following error twice an hour: Invocation ID of source directory server: ...
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How to disable Stateful FTP on Windows 2003?

I have a Windows 2003 machine running FileZilla FTP Server, I have set the passive mode port range and have set up my router to do the respective port forwardings. However, it did not work. Debugging ...
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remove previous exchange installation from server 2008 active directory

I have a previous windows server 2003 that i've moved to an server 2008. The ad is copied to the windows server 2008. Now we want the clients to connect to an external exchange server. When we want to ...
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Windows 2003 error 2902 “server is the owner of this FSMO role, but does not consider it valid” after DCPROMO run

I am in the process of adding a Windows 2008 R2 DC (MTC2008DC) to an existing legacy Windows 2003 SBS domain, with a view to decommissioning the old server. There is already one 2008 DC in the domain ...
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Server crashing - Error 106 and .dmp files

A server is crashing with increasing frequency. Prior to crashing there are no events in the eventlog which indicate why it is crashing. There is no bluescreen and it does not respond to pings, show ...
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Windows XP Clients cannot access \\domain.local\SYSVOL share on 2012 R2 Domain Controllers

We've recently promoted 3 new 2012 R2 domain controllers and still have 1 2003 domain controller on the network, which we're planning on demoting in the next week or two. We seem to be having a ...
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Unable to join win 7 machines to a domain running Server 2003

I am fairly new to server administration, but have worked with computers a long time. I am experienceing a problem I have never had before; I am unable to join any new machines to the domain because ...
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Is there a limit on Microsoft Exchange 2003 connected mobile devices?

Good Morning, I'm wondering if there is a limit on how many mobile devices can connect to Microsoft Exchange 2003 on Windows Server 2003? We have around 10 mobile devices connect to our Exchange ...
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Guest clients browsing very slow

I have AD, DHCP, DNS, RRAS, Print and File Services on my Windows Server 2003. I have a small network of 40 desktop computers and 10 guest laptop connecting cables for mobile staff. I have a Cisco CE ...
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How perform a offline defrag of the the DFS Database

I have read in some posts that an offline defrag of DFS database you should do in case of an error (Jet Errors for example) during replication. Unfortunately, nowhere do I find a guide on how I can ...
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Change DHCP on server 2k3

Ok I am trying to mess with our dhcp settings on our domain server because at this point we kinda have competing dhcp servers between the router and the server. (Long predates me and I have finally ...
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Windows Server 2003 DC migration to 2 x 2012 R2 DCs - DCDiag error = Advertising: SERVER IS NOT RESPONDING or IS NOT CONSIDERED SUITABLE

We are upgrading our single 2003 domain controller (DC1) to two 2012 R2 controllers (DC2 in Sevenoaks and DC3 in Manchester (different site in Sites and Services for Manchester)). DCpromo (the wizard ...
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Active Directory Won't Authenticate

Something is really buggy with our Active Directory here at our company. We can query and ping everything just fine. The time is correct. We have restarted both of our Domain Controllers. We also use ...
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SQL Server Windows Authentication fails after tonight's security updates: The login is from an untrusted domain

We have the following setup: One Domain Controller (DC, Server 2003 R2 Standard x64) One SQL Server (SQL, Server 2008 R2 Standard x64) some clients. All machines are in the same domain. All user ...
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Has March 2015 Patch Tuesday broken 2003 shares?

We have several Windows Server 2003 boxes, and over night, they had their automatic updates installed. This morning, users cannot access shares they were previously able to, and are prompted for ...
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The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship. Error in 1 PC [duplicate]

We have a small office with 9 PCs and a Windows Server. Today one PC, Cypher shows this when trying to log in: The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this ...
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Time delay on server 2008 r2

Hi I having a dedicated server hosted on Godaddy.com with windows Server 2008 R2 Time is running delayed 1 hour on server , I have change the time many times but its dealy one hour again.Pls help to ...
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IIS 6 SMTP unable to relay messages to Exchange Online

Our company uses Office 365 and our email is hosted on Exchange online; however, we have several applications which are unable to send messages directly to Exchange Online due to various reasons ...
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Preventing Files From Being Opened

I am an application developer working on a somewhat-large application suite. We have a philosophy/best practice to never modify files directly in production, but of course it tends to happen from ...
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Controlling file naming pattern conventions on a file share

We have a shared folder on a server, where sales managers ought to save incoming requests, invoices and other documents. Different types of documents separated by folders. Before now managers name ...