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 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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Apache2.2 Thin RailsApp sub-URI windows server 2003

Please help, I am trying to set up a rails app on Windows server 2003, ruby, gems, rails, apache, thin, are all installed. my app is working localy by localhost:3000 when i run thin by rails server. ...
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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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Migrate IIS Applications from Windows Server 2003 to 2012

I have a Windows Server 2003 SP2 that is running IIS 6 with several web sites and Web applications and I need to copy the all the web sites and web applications to a Windows Server 2012 server running ...
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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 ...
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How do I test my internet connection speed via a Microsoft Windows Terminal?

I currently have two production servers. One running Windows Server 2003 and the other Windows Server 2008. When I open the Reliability and Performance Monitor I see a Network section that only goes ...
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permission denied using a public key with Copssh on a windows 2003 server

I've a Windows 2003 SP2 server with CopSSH version 1.1.0.1 installed. I've a user set up for SFTP who is able to transfer files from two servers. I am trying to add the public keys he provided me so ...
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Windows Server 2003 Active-Directory migration

I am going to migrate my windows server 2003 active directory to a windows server 2008. Nearly everthing works fine now but I can't set the operations masters. I am logged in as Administrator on my ...
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Multihomed Windows 2003 IPsec tunnel source IP address

As Windows 2003 EOL comes near, I'm starting to disband old machines still active in my network. Now one of these is in a branch office and used as RRAS server just for servicing a VPN connection to ...
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Migrating Windows Server 2003 Active-Directory to Windows Server 2008

I would like to migrate a Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008. I installed Active-Directory on the Windows Server 2003. During the installation of Active-Directory on my Windows Server 2008, ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 / IIS6 & SHA-256 SSL Certificates

Was hoping someone could help me out with this one as there seems to be conflicting articles on the subject. I've got a legacy server running Windows Server 2003 R2 with IIS6 and need to generate an ...
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Restrict Access to Domain Admin/Admin Group for all

We have a pretty old setup which was managed by our client. They could manage anymore and they have outsourced the entire Datacentre to us. Everything is messed up right now. Nothing in place ...
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Server 2003 Missing NETLOGON Folder

I've just started working for a new company where there was perviously no-one really managing the IT environment, and it's quite a small company that has only one Domain Controller (plus other servers ...
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“Removable Storage Access” Group Policy and RSAT

I've seen that there is a capability with Group Policy to prevent users from writing to USB drives. ...
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Is it possible to Migrate from Windows Server 2003 Standard to Windows Server 2012 Essentials?

I've done a bunch of searching and can't find a definitive answer to whether it's possible to migrate from an existing Windows Server 2003 R2 (standard edition) domain controller, to a Windows Server ...
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ESXi 5.1 Windows Server 2003 Guest 32-bit Installation boots to GUI but claims that it can't access the medium to install?

I've tried changing the settings on the iso and it just won't let me install it: "Setup was unable access files needed to continue. This should be caused by an error on the CD Media or the CD is ...
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ESXi Windows Server 2003 Guest 32-bit Installation gets stuck on blue Starting Windows screen?

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition 32-bit as a guest on ESXi 5.1 for testing purposes; but when I try to install it, it gets stuck on the blue Starting Windows screen and the ...
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Is there a way to run PsExec specifying a user name and password (-u -p) when running as Local System?

I have a Windows Service running as Local System on Windows Server 2003 and I'm trying to use PsExec to run a command as another user (using the -u -p parameters) but I keep getting Access is denied. ...
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Connecting two lans over internet with Microsoft Ras

I have the following structure 20 computers in city 1 with lan 192.168.0.1/24 15 computers in city 2 with lan 192.168.1.1/24 both connected to the internet with ADSL modems (ADSL Modem with ip ...
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Server 2003: DNS seem to only resolve google.com but no other website

I have a windows 2003 server running AD, DHCP, DNS and RRAS. I had to remove and re-install AD and DNS last week, after the installation, everything seem to work find except for browsing websites. ...
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Default client printer permissions on 2003 terminal server

Is it possible to change default permissions of printers that are created on terminal server sessions by clients? We have a terminal server that is shared between our head and branch offices and ...
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Displaying the window of a background process started by task scheduler in the current login?

Is it possible to bring a window that has been started by the task manager in the background to the foreground of an RDP session provided that the same account started the task? And if so how?
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Networking Issues after vmware p 2 v

I recently migrated a windows 2003 physical machine to virtual, I've installed vm tools, and reconfigured the nic to use the vmxnet 2 adapter, and changed that to the E1000 nic as a troubleshooting ...
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Virtualized Server 2003 vs Server 2008 R2 file transfer rate differences?

Basically I am trying to find out where the difference in the rate of a network file copy might come from. I have a virtual Server 2008 R2 SP1 and a virtual Server 2003 R2 SP2, using the same store, ...
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Exchange: disabled OWA, macs wont connect, etc

Specifications: Windows 2003 server Exchange 2007 I recently renewed a certificate using exchange shell on my email server because my users were getting certificate errors when they logged into ...
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How do I delete the DMP files from Symantec Endpoint Protection's Data Install directory?

I have Symantec Endpoint Protection on our server at the directory is full of 1GB DMP files going back 6 months, which has filled the server's disk. I can't seem to be able to delete these files: ...
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Unable Join SOME 64 bit Windows 8.1 Pro Clients to Windows Sever 2003 Domain

We just deployed 12 brand new Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit client machines. They are all identical models and all wired identically to our network/server room. 8 of the machines joined the domain with no ...
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Unable to Join Windows 8.1 Pro Clients to domain on windows server 2003

I have several Windows 8.1 Pro machines which will not join our domain on Windows Server 2003. These are brand new machines which were deployed at the same time as several others which DID join the ...
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How Do I Archive/Transfer Local Newsgroup From Windows Server 2003 (IIS) To A Ubuntu New Server

I have some local newsgroups that are maintained on a windows 2003 server. That server is getting upgraded to 2008 or 2012, which don't support NNTP. I'd like to run a news server on an Ubuntu system ...
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“Invalid access to memory location” error on IIS server

Last night we rebooted several of our windows servers (virtual environment) to install security patches. After doing so we started to receive a Invalid access to memory location error on all of the ...
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Windows Server 2003 secondary DC issues

I have some strange issues with my domain controller. I have primary DC called 'netsun' with ADDS, DNS and DHCP, and secondary DC called 'ex_serv' with ADDS service and exchange. So my primary DC is ...
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How to allow Chrome to run a plugin when viewing a local file while GPO restrictions are in place.

The setup Windows server 2003 domain at a functional 2000 level Multiple server 2003 servers running terminal services All users running desktops delivered via RDP Google Chrome browser installed on ...