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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The schema master did not complete a replication cycle after the last reboot

I'm attempting to add a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller to an Existing Windows Server 2003 network, and then following that, will migrate it to be the domain master. I'm following this tutorial ...
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Forest trust on the same subnet to migrate users

Wondering if anyone could offer some advice on something. I have a domain that desperately needs to be upgraded. Typically, one would add a new DC with a reduced functional level to the domain, ...
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Automatic start of a websphere windows service

I have tried all the solutions where i have found in google and stackoverflow to auto start a service of windows. Here's my Problem :: I have registered my websphere application server instance as a ...
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Server Shutdown windows server 2003

One of my client is still using a windows server 2003 and wants to grant "shutdown " rights to remote user ,who's local login rights are denied .Is it possible ? Thanks
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Unable to delete DNS forwarder in 2003 domain

I have an issue with deleting a forwarder in our Active Directory integrated DNS server, I get the following error: The server forwarders cannot be updated. Access was denied. When I go to he ...
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Gathering List of .Net 1.1 Updates for Server 2008R2

What is the best method to get the list of updates that needs to be installed to bring a .Net 1.1 install on Server 2008R2 current on security updates? I've read multiple guides online on installing ...
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Delete Permission Deny To Everyone , but Now they are unable to Modify Files [on hold]

I have Deny the permission of delete to Everyone , but after this every one is unable to save their documents. I am using windows server 2003 , I have changed the permission for Creator Owner to ...
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Migrating Hyper-V storage server to another VM in Hyper-V

Here at work we have a storage server (windows server 2003) VM in Hyper-V. We recently installed a new VM in Hyper-V with server 2012 R2 and would like to migrate our storage server to this new VM. We ...
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Cant map share by name, only by ip…randomly

We have a logon script to map some shares that reside on a server that is both dns server and dc (windows server 2003 sbs). The problem is that sometimes it fails to map the drives from the script ...
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Must change password during password change AD on SVR 2003

I have a Server 2003 AD (going to be replaced next quarter) with around 100 users, only around 50 or so are active. I've noticed that in the past month, any time a user password expires they are ...
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Telnet windows 2008 vs 2003

I have a mail server using powermta on a windows 2003 server (legacy). If I telnet into that server to test smtp connectivity, it works from other 2003 servers and from my dev machine running windows ...
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How can I add firewall rules remotely without GPO?

I know the best way to do this is through group policy, however that's not an option right now due to our really old server running Win Server SB 2003 (we're planning on decommissioning it asap, but ...
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Is there a way to find out the creator of a share in Windows?

A new share has been created on a server I use and we need to find out who created it and when. Is there a way to find that out? It's Windows Server 2003 SP2.
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Bulk converting AD groupscope from domain local to universal

I have been testing the following command to convert individual "global groups" to "universal", it works fine. dsmod group <GroupDN> -scope {L|G|U} However, is there a way to convert a whole ...
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Unable to start Active Directory Certificate Services afer migrating from 2003 to 2012 R2

I was in the process migrating our CA from a 2003 server to a 2012 R2 using this guide After a server restart the CA service will no longer start. I receive error 21: The device is not ready. Is it ...
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DHCP Configuration

Our network ran out of IP address on the current local subnet, so my boss requested our service provider to change our subnet from /24 to /20, it will give us more than enough IPs to assign to the ...
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Is there a generally consistent way of exporting AD users to XML across Windows Server versions?

I'm writing a user data synchronization service in go, which is supposed to consume CSV and XML files containing user data from customers. The CSV part is pretty straight-forward. Concerning XML, I'd ...
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Logging in after an Acronis Restore on Server 2003 with “Windows Cannot Connect to Domain…” msg

We have two machines both running Windows Server 2003. The AD Machine is the Active Directory. The CTX Machine is our Citrix File Server (this has a RAID Array). Recently we had a RAID problem and ...
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Windows command line tool for disk IO monitoring

I am looking at extracting disk IO statistics on Windows 2003 upon occurrence of some events, e.g. a long full GC occurring that is waiting a long time for CPU resource. I have read that Process ...
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Network adapter only works with ethernet switch

I have a Dell XPS13(Win 10 Pro) and since we dont have wireless lan in the office i had to buy an external ethernet adapter (DA200). The adapter works perfectly fine at home but it doesnt work at all ...
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How to prevent Optional Networking Components IIS PBS popup during DCPROMO

I am doing an unattended PCPROMO command from a cmd prompt, to make this computer the PDC in a new domain, using an answer file. However, I get the following popup while Installing the DNS Server: ...
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Unattended DCPromo creating new domain fails as user is not domain admin [closed]

I have installed Windows Server 2003 and am trying to make it a DC on a new domain. It works ok if I use the wizard, but when I try to use an answer file, it says 'An AD domain controller for the ...
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Remote Desktop data encryption error

When I try to connect from WS 2003 SE Terminal server RDP client ver.6.0.6001 to Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro I get the following error: Because of an error in data encryption, this ...
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Domain Controller Replication, do logs replicate?

Im seeing some oddities relating to either authentication events or the logs themselves. My question is do the authentication events or the logs replicate across domain controllers? Im seeing the ...
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How to set BIND9 with the ability to resolve internal domain addresses (CentOS) [closed]

I have some problem. I have a domain controller on windows server 2003 with dns server. IP that dns is: 192.168.110.5. For example, i have some computers with names: guard-01.piduna.pp.ua. ...
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Can't add local users to local group on Server 2003

I have a Windows 2003 server that is joined to a domain. I have two local accounts on the server that need to be added to a local group on the server. When I try to add either account, I get this ...
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Join new domain controller with

I recently created a new domain controller (Windows Server 2012 R2) that has the same domain name as the old controller (Windows Server 2000) and I have an old Windows Server 2003 with IIS/SQL and ...
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Veeam Backup failing. Cannot create a shadow copy of the volumes containing writers data

We have a Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 VMWare VM that is failing Veeam backups with the following error: Failed to prepare guest for hot backup. Error: VSSControl: 1 Backup job failed. Cannot create a ...
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nodejs - issue with accessing the application remotely

I am running nodejs application on my server with the link: http://localhost:3000 Now I want to access this application remotely from anywhere. So i added 3000 to be allowed port in the server ...
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Windows 2003(!) Server won't boot: stuck at “applying security policy”

We have a (partly) decommissioned Windows 2003 server (of year 2000 vintage) which has been running fine until I had to turn it off for the first time in months due to a planned power outage. The ...
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Windows server 2003 DNS Issue. I cannot open a specific external website from internal Domain

Our public website was hacked and Google blacklisted it. We have fixed and it's visible for the public. This morning I wanted to see the site from our internal domain and I couldn't open it. Chrome ...
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Smart Array B110i SATA RAID failure. Raid volume broken

I was troubleshooting our server backup when I discovered 2 newly listed drives from within windows explorer. We previously had 1 logical drive, (3 drives; 2 mirrored & 1 hot spare, configured as ...
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Restrict Control Panel items GPO on Server 2003 - AD is 2008 R2

I'm having trouble applying a GPO to restrict Control Panel Items on Server 2003. My DC is 2008 R2 and the policy I'm using is: User configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Show ...
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How to move the Inetpub\mailroot folder on SMTP Windows Server 2003 where Exchange isn't installed

Can anybody enlighten me on how to move the C:\Inetpub\mailroot\ directory to a different location i.e. D:\ on a Windows 2003 Server that does not have Exchange installed on it? The only modifiable ...
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Repairing DNS on a single 2k3 domain server

Ok we have a 2k3 server. It is our only server and does among other things DNS, DHCP, and AD. Lately we have been getting errors of no domain server found and had issues connecting to network drives. ...
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Group Policy to disable USB in windows 7 clients

I want to disable the USB for Windows 7 clients through the Active Directory group policy ,is it possible ???and anyone can give me instructions please .
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Push batch script to AD clients

Is it possible to force Active directory clients to run a specific batch script now (without having to restart their computer) ?
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How to check what user deleted a folder on Windows Server 2003 and restore it

Is there a way in Windows server 2003 to check what user deleted a directory? A coworker has deleted a folder. I don't know who so I must check who deleted it and restore it. Is there a way to ...
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How to check what user deleted a folder on Windows Server 2003?

Is there a way in Windows server 2003 to check what user deleted a directory?
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Error promoting 2012 R2 server to domain controller on 2003 domain

When attempting to promote a 2012 R2 machine as a domain controller on a 2003 forest\domain level domain I get the following error when it goes through it's adprep and forestprep procedures: ...
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nslookup picking up wrong address

All of my client machines are picking up the incorrect server address when using nslookup. I also get the incorrect DNS Servers when using ipconfig /all C:\Users\>nslookup Default Server: ...
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AD - transfer operation master

Our environment has two domains under the same forest, and two way trust been setup between these two domain (sorry, i'm not very savvy about AD, might be using wrong terminology. I try to be as ...
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Able to join Server 2003 machines to a 2012 R2 domain?

We're going to be upgrading our servers from Server 2003 SP1 to Server 2012 R2 soon (finally), but I wanted to doublecheck that once the Domain Controller is upgraded from 2003 SP1 OS to Server 2012 ...
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Unable to remove 2003 DC from domain environment

I'm testing the upgrade of our a domain environment from 2003 to 2012; Our environment consists of one DC (currently 2003 but will be upgraded to 2012 with this exercise). I've transferred all FSMO ...
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Can't install Active Directory Management Gateway Service on Windows Server 2003 DC because hotfix 969166 is missing

I need to install the Active Directory Management Gateway Service on two Windows Server 2003 domain controllers, in order to be able to use the Active Directory PowerShell module on other computers in ...
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Repeating loss of session variables occurring with web application after moving to new server

I have an old web application which formerly ran on a windows 2003 server. When I moved it to a new Windows 2008 server, I started receiving an error that I never had before. The app uses a windows ...
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Performance Issues RDP Session Server 2003

i hope that you're very well todaay. Again i'm posting here trying to find a solution for a very strange behavior of RDP Session. I'm implementing a Server 2003 Image with MDT 2012. In the ...
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Is it possible to customize the options in the Shutdown Event Tracker?

I want a more specific classification in the Shutdown Event Tracker, such as 'Windows Update' instead of 'Application Maintenance'. Of course the 'comments' field are always available, but I'm not ...
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Handling log files across mulitple Windows Servers

I have an application that at any time could be running on 1 of 4 windows servers. Hence, if I am looking for a specific log item, it could be in any of the 4 log files. What I am looking to do is ...
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Server 2012 iSCSI target remains after deletion

I've got server 2012 as an iSCSI target, and a server 2003 (not R2) as iSCSI initiator. The initiator sometimes hangs and says "reconnecting..." and I think it's because an old target shows up, but ...