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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What could be wrong with our HP Proliant Server

While observing our file server yesterday, I witnessed a BSOD, and after a restart, the Server OS (2003) cant boot. We have 6 raid drives. I noticed the disk lights and discovered the first four from ...
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Window Server 2003 Computer Not Accessible From Other Computers But Ping Works [on hold]

I am a new member and I wanted to add a comment on the question in this post I can ping a network computer but not access it but was unable because I needed to have a better reputation and I wanted to ...
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Windows Server 2003 Directory Services Restore Mode Lock-Out

I've got a Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard machine. Against my advice, the company making use of this server made it do everything. Zero redundancy outside of some flat file backups. After months ...
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How to turn on SMTP server on windows without depending on IIS? [on hold]

I am trying to find a way to enable/configure SMTP server on my windows 2008 R2 server. I would like to eventually have a php script that connect to this service/read/send emails. I found an ...
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1611- Fan x missing, Fan Solution Not Sufficient in HP ProLiant DL380 G6

I have HP ProLiant DL380 G6 server. It is showing following errors. 1611- Fan 1 missing, 1611- Fan 2 missing, 1611- Fan 3 missing, 1611- Fan 4 missing, Fan Solution Not Sufficient, 1615- Power ...
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Can't find i328 folder on CD2 server 2003

I have a running windows server 2003 sp2. I’m trying to add the application roll to the server. The problem is that when I click next in the "configure your server Wizard" it ask me for the CD 2 to ...
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VirtualBox fails to start on Windows Server 2003 [on hold]

Disclaimer: this is my first post on ServerFault, as well as my first time administering a server, so please bear with me. I posted this on SuperUser a few days ago, but received no response. ...
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iSCSI on Windows Server 2003 data not showing on Windows Server 2012

I have a Western Digital My Cloud EX2 drive with 4TB RAID 1. I created a iSCSI Target on the disk and set up 2 initiators. One on Windows Server 2003 and one on Windows Server 2012 R1. My purpose ...
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File not found when using PHP [closed]

Problem: PHP is not working right. My html file asks for a name and then calls the PHP will display a "Hello" message. What is happening is on the htm page I am putting in my name and hit go then ...
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How to check what process or application is deleting a file without using Process Monitor? (Windows Server)

Currently I'm having an issue with a piece of software that makes use of specific files (which are basically xml), sometimes stored on a file share and sometimes stored locally. Every so often one of ...
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ntdll.dll access violation error

we did an in-place upgrade of a windows 2003 server to windows 2008 server. After the upgrade, couple of windows services stopped working. The error i am getting in the event viewer looks like this: ...
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How to troubleshoot an internal website intermittently not displaying?

I recently migrated my company's intranet site from IIS on Windows 2003 to Apache on Ubuntu 14.04 and having been having a strange issue: once in a while, users get "This page can't be displayed" in ...
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Server 2003 Machine stuck in Debug mode

I have two Server 2003 enterprise edition virtual machines that are running windows in Debug mode. There is no /DEBUG switch in the boot.ini file, and I have even tried adding /NODEBUG but they still ...
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SFTP for Customers [closed]

We would like to setup SFTP on windows server 2003 in such a way that all our customers (approx. 15 users) can have their own download/upload shares (without creating users in windows domain). We must ...
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Windows server 2003

I have a problem managing a power scheme for windows server 2003. I constantly goes to hibernate mode. I have changed the power management from Control Panel, but when I log in again the scheme have ...
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Microsoft Web Deploy V3.5 and enableLink

I am currently migrating all of my sites from IIS6 on Windows 2003 server, to IIS8 on Windows 2012 server. I've been learning Microsoft Web Deploy 3.5 (msdeploy), and I was wondering if the ...
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Difficulties upgrading from Windows Server 2003 R2 to Windows Server 2008 R2 with an “Incompatibility issue” using the disk

I currently have have Windows Server 2003 R2 and am looking to upgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2. When I insert the Windows Server 2008 disk, it gives me the following error: The installation disc ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 - Adaptec Storage Manager email notification not working

I'm having problems with the Adaptec storage Manager email notification. It can't send emails to recipients, always showing an ERROR message. Seems that the problem it's related to some java voodoo ...
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Copy user accounts to new domain, incl SID and passwords etc

I have been tasked with looking into copying users from Prod to a new Pre-Prod environment we're setting up. Its going to be a 2003 environment, (don't ask!, I've had the conversations surrounding ...
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Recursively removing write permissions in Windows?

Old Windows 2003 box holding shared folders that's being decommissioned. There's a folder being shared, inside this folder is one folder per user. Each folder has that user added to the security with ...
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How to prevent folders from roaming with a profile?

We do not want users' data located in a specific folder that is to be synced back to the server. We are using Windows server 2003. Thanks we have tried ...
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How to combine two foreach loops?

I've looked at how to combine multiple commands with psexec but none of the methods seems to work. Maybe it's because I'm running the script in PowerShell and not cmd.exe? I need to create user ...
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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 ...