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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Upgrade an old Windows 2003 server or not?

A few users are using an old Windows 2003 R2 Server for file sharing and a back end SQL server 2000 database. Clients are running a rather old Access 2003 procedure connected to the SQL server. The ...
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Windows 2003 R2 traffic shaping & QOS

In our small office a LAN is connected to a modem router that will VDSL to the Internet. As a Windows 2003 R2 server exists in the LAN, I was wondering if is there a way to use this server as a ...
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Unexpected msi-Setup crash on server 2003

I am encountering the problem that I have an installer which works fine on other server 2003 enviroments but crashes on this one. My researches have lead me to the problem of installing IIS 6.0 - I ...
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Prerequisites Missing while migration from server 2k3 to 2k12R2 [closed]

While migrating from Windows server 2003 to 2k12R2 got below Error. "Verification of prerequisites for active directory preparation failed. The schema master did not complete a replication cycle ...
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GPO edit mess , system error [closed]

I messed around with a GPO editing tool in order to implement "hide computer drives" policy on windows 2003 server. Since then I got a system error on my events log to say : Windows cannot access the ...
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How to Sign in a domain of Ubuntu Server from Windows XP?

I've got a a problem, I've got an Ubuntu server 13.10 with samba and a domain, in the network I use 2 Windows XP as clients, which I have added to the domain. When I want to sign in the domain as root ...
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Why does SYSTEM “Privilege Use” event cause another program to crash?

This is an odd one that I've been trying to track down for while. I am not a server administrator, but a programmer/developer, but, sadly, at my company, I probably have the most knowledge of how to ...
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can't access web site with same name as AD domain name [duplicate]

their internal Windows/AD domain name is blahblahblah.com and their public website is blahblahblah.com and they can't see their website while on the office network (the web site loads just fine from ...
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Number of important Windows Updates

For Microsoft Server OS's, is there a location in the registry or possibly WMI that stores the number of pending Important Updates? My inventory software supports wmi and registry keys. Trying to see ...
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How to stop syn flood attack on windows server 2003? [closed]

How to stop syn flood attack on windows server 2003 using windows firewall or any other third party firewall?
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cloned windows 2003 Domain Controller wont let me add windows 2012 as member

I did a P2V of my Windows 2003 Domain Controller. I'm trying to add a Windows Server 2012 VM (Computer name: SQL-SERVER) as a member of the domain but I can't. I can ping to both VMs. I can do a ...
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SvcHost of TermService service on Windows Server 2003 consumes high memory

We patch our servers monthly, and if there are no updates to install, then they still get rebooted. When the server is rebooted, after it boots, the TermService service running in a SvcHost.exe ...
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WinServer 2003 R2: Socket Error#10060

So I inherited a legacy in-house application, that is supposed to have printing functionality. However, whenever a user prints, it conks out with the following error, "Message: Socket Error #10060, ...
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Backup and Restore DHCP

Today our Windows Server 2003 server is running DHCP to serve all clients with IP addresses. We have installed a new Windows Server 2012 R2. Now i want to move the DHCP from the 2003 server to the new ...
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How to disable an account after being created 30 days

Is there any built-in group policy object in windows server 2003 or 2008 for disabling an account or set of accounts in an organizational unit after 30 days since that account was created. If there is ...
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HP Proliant ML350 G5 - smart array initializing

I have a big problem with a HP ProLiant ML350 G5 with 2 SAS HDD 146Gb : it start with the message : "Slot 0 HP Smart Array E200i ... initializing" without any error message. if I test the HDD with ...
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Outlook reports “no default gateway” on Lan Domain [closed]

I have a local domain with DC win2003 and an exchange server also added to the domain. When I connect a pc to the domain and put the ip , mask and DNS (the same as DC), outlook dont get directly the ...
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Lock Down Users on Cygwin SFTP Server

How do I lock down sftp users in Cygwin so that they can't read from random directories such as /etc. i set up local windows accounts for each sftp user on the machine. I've used /etc/fstab file to ...
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Additional Keyboard settings from Active Directory

We have some users in our company who need to use additional Keybaords, in order to achieve this one of the other admins had written a VBS script which runs when users in a particular group log in to ...
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User properties in AD not opening (WS 2003)

My Windows 2003 Server has this annoying problem... It happens several times and till now, my only solution, is to reboot the server... The problem is that when I open AD (dsa.msc) nad try to go to ...
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Microsoft ODBC SQL Server Driver [DBNETLIB] error from client desktops connecting to SQL Server 2005 databases

Problem We have a program installed on numerous client computers making database connections to SQL Server 2005 databases running on a Windows 2003 Server. Client computers are Windows 7. Recently ...
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Can I transfer/Migrate Windows server 2003 RDS cals to Windows Server 2012 R2? [duplicate]

I have 9 W2K3 RDS (Terminal Services) CALs, if I upgrade to Windows server 2012 R2, Can I transfer/migrate the CALs to the new server? Thank you,
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Best OS to rename Windows Domain

I have a Windows Server 2003 with a domain name of: test.testdomain.com I want to replace this DC with a new 2012r2 but want to know if I should rename the domain first and then promote a new domain ...
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Problems authenticating user from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit

I am trying to run a service remotely from Windows Server 2003 [32bit] to Windows Server 2008 R2 [64bit]. Not manually, but through an application. The application either crashes or asks me for ...
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Migration from server 2k3 to 2k12r2 [closed]

I recentely joined as System administrator. And I have to migrate server 2003 from 2012R2. What precations should be taken for this? And how to complete this process? Please guide stepwise as I m d ...
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Best way to restore a domain controller in windows server 2003 environment

We have 2 domain controllers, the primary DC is down and It cannot login to windows due to an error: “Security Accounts Manager initialization failed because of the following error: Directory ...
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Windows Server 2003 DC is 32 minutes slow

I have a Windows Server 2003 DC SP2 that is precisely 32 minutes slow. It is the only DC in the domain. The server is set to query tock.usno.navy.mil. My google fu sadly has failed. Any suggestions? ...
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One server has multiple IP address leases but just one adapter and no dhcp reservations?

One of our servers' has multiple (10) DHCP Addressleases and I don't know why. The server itself has only one adapter and even if I execute ipconfig /all I only see one IP address defined. Even in the ...
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Windows Server Security/System Log Access Auditing

I'm trying to analyze the logs of my 2 servers, one Win 2k8 R2 and the other Win 2k3. Specifically, I would like to be able to see in the logs if a user deleted, accessed, or modified either the ...
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Can I recover a corrupt MFT on windows 2003 server if I'm still able to access files through a network share

I have a 2TB SAN formatted with NTFS which was accidentally connected on two hosts simultaneously, and when I browse files from both nodes, I see some test data that I created when I originally setup ...
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Forcibly Split 2003 Active Directory Domain

I am currently trying to find the most efficient way to split a single domain into two, distinct, fully functional domains. We have two sites, and several DCs. The sites, Site A, and Site B, are ...
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Windows Server 2003 terminal server extreme logon times

For the past week my users have been experiencing extreme logon times. They are generally in the 20 minute range or more. I will lay out my research below to see if anyone may know how to find the ...
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Enabling cipher TLS_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA (0xa) on Windows Server 2003+ISA 2006

I have been given a task to disable all "weak" ciphers/protocols on our very old ISA server based on Windows Server 2003. I have disabled all protocols but TLS1.0, and all ciphers but RC2/128, RC4/128 ...
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How to determine domain controller used for authentication

I run several web sites using IIS on both Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. These web sites use windows authentication with only the NTLM option specified (no Kerberos). These servers are ...
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Disable windows file shares without losing share config

Background We're currently upgrading an old app from running on Windows Server 2003 to running it on Windows Server 2012. Users and other systems communicate with this system via HTTP (i.e. users ...
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Windows 2003 Server can connect to the netwerk, but no client can connect to this server

I have a Windows 2003 Server (AD) running and after updating the server with the latest MS patches the server cannot be seen on the network anymore. The clients cannot ping it, access the http server ...
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Remove Orphaned Windows 2000 Server Domain Controller (VerifyEnterpriseReferences test failed)

I have a Windows Server 2003 machine that is our domain controller. It is the only domain controller (I know bad practice). It is having some hardware issues so I want to move the domain controller ...
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How to install Windows Server 2003 on HP Proliant DL360 G4

I have an HP Proliant DL360 G4, with the 5 working SCSI drives and one broken. I would like to install Windows Server 2003 and have an .iso installation disk. When it try to boot, it starts Caldera ...
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Clearing temp files on windows 2003 [closed]

How do I clear all temp / unnecessary files safely on a windows server 2003 R2? Also - is it possible / does it make sense to defrag this server? It's hosting something critical, its running slow ...
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How to delete old Windows Server 2003 updates?

I have low space on the C: drive (C: drive is 12 GB). I hear somewhere on the net that you can actually delete the install files of Windows updates. How can I delete them? Where are they located? ...
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My Active Directory replication settings don't look right

I have recently added a new site to my Active Directory domain (single forest, single domain). I have mapped subnets to the sites, and added one DC to the new site with our remaining 4 on the original ...
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Diagnosing heavy bandwidth usage

I run a couple of IIS web servers, one on win server 2008 R2, the other on 2003. Both fully patched and up to date, with AV. Running on a No NAT connection with 8 WAN IP's The 2003 machine seems to ...
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How do I set default internet zone level with Group policy?

I have been trying for a while to get this done with no success. It looks like my group policy settings are being applied when I run the group policy results wizard. Here is what I am doing to set ...
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Cannot work out what is using port 8080

In Windows Server 2003 R2 64 Bit SP2 I have an app which will only use port 8080 but something is already using it. I would be happy to just kill whatever is using it but I can't work out what it is. ...
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Need set of event ids that occurs in event viewer during file creation event

I need the set of event ids that occur in the event viewer when I created a file in shared folders (auditing was enabled for the folder) in domain controllers. I know the fact that the event id 4656 ...
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Will a Windows server 2003 operate on a domain functional level 2012 domain?

I have found plenty of articles that address Server 2012 R2 on a functional level 2003 domain. What I haven't been able to find is anyone addressing weather or not a 2003 server would be fully ...
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Dual NICs, dual ISPs, dual FTP servers - Can't keep both connections running. What am I doing wrong?

I have a Windows Server 2003 machine with dual NICs. Until now we've only had a single ISP provisioned by our landlord in the building and have only been using one NIC. Filezilla is the FTP server. ...
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Server 08 Print server deploying to server 03

Server 08 R2 setup as a printer server with 300+ printers installed. I created an empty GPO and enforced it on the OU containing a few servers that are server 03 that I need the printers to be ...
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Windows Server 2003 not connecting to Internet

My Windows Server 2003 has two NICs, one for LAN and the other for dedicated Internet access. Suddenly, the Internet connection stopped working. It can ping itself and the hosts on the LAN. However, ...
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How do I tell which program is using a service account to auto stop and start a service?

I have a windows service on windows 2003 sp2 r2 that is being stopped, then started, every minute(ish). I can see the computer, the service account, and the program being restarted, but I cannot tell ...