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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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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Sysvol Folder in 2008 server

Hi we have many clients with Ad as server 2003, recently we have started adding 2008 as ADC. Now I see in server 2008 sysvol folders are empty is there something to worry? how to fix this in my ...
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How to replicate between 2 branches [on hold]

I have 2 branches of my company one is in dubai and other is in abu dhabi. I want to replicate active directory between both branches. I am trying to add a domain controller to an existing domain but ...
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ML110 with Windows Server 2003 freeze randomly

I have a Windows Server 2003 on an ML110. At first the server was freezing after 2-3 days from the reboot. Now it freeze after 2-3 minutes from logging in. I tried to remove the 2x2GB RAM and check if ...
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BizTalk Server 2009 - Not being able to contact SQL BizTalkMsgBoxDb?

We have a BizTalk server 2009 setup running on windows server 2003, The root problem is that BizTalk cannot contact its BizTalkMsgBoxDb to execute one of its heartbeat stored proc's. Basically any ...
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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 edit permissions on a domain's shared folder for an outside of the domain user?

From my PC which is outside the domain with a non-domain account, I have access to a server's(DC-w2k3) shared folder. Inside that folder I have made a personal subfolder which I want to access from ...
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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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Performance issues with Navision 2.6 client on Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server [closed]

So I'm having some performance issues with the Navision client v2.6 on our windows server 2003 terminal servers. Situation: Navision server running on Win2k server (C/SIDE) Clients working on ...
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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 ...
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Website trying to pull up a page from a different site

We've had an issue come up a couple times in the past month or so, and I don't know what is causing it. After the first time, we wrote it off as a fluke, but it happened again today, so I'm looking ...
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Active directory one specific account locked out continuously [closed]

one specific account locked out continuously, we have checked antivirus updation also scan no virus so please suggest Server Windows server 2003 client windows 7 pro
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NTFS Permission error

I am having issue with a folder permission which i am not able to access. when i hit on the folder security tab in the properties it showed me grayed out all the options, and gave me this error "you ...
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File server migration using Robocopy

I plan to migrate a file share from Windows server 2003 to Server 2012 R2 (It has more than 500 GB of data. FYI - It does not have DFS). I thought of using below command for copying the data from ...
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replicate old file server machine from 2003sp2 to 2012r2

I just read this great post: http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2014/11/05/migrating-file-server-from-windows-server-2003-to-windows-server-2012-r2.aspx I was wondering if i could achieve a ...
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Tomcat freezes for minutes under heavy load (not GC related and no heavy CPU consumption)

I have an app running on a Tomcat 8 on Windows Server 2003 with 4GB RAM. When the number of user is high (I checked the opened sessions in Tomcat Manager app), Tomcats stops serving for 1 to 10 ...
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Installing printers drivers in Windows 7 clients with Win server 2003 AD

Dears, I've an issue with installing drivers on windows 7 which keep asking for permission to add the printer driver on other hand i haven't faced this issue with XP clients. My AD is windows ...
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Query SIM status in Windows 2003 connected USB Modems

I have windows 2003 server installed and 4 USB Modems connected in different USB ports. It have some application installed which receives SMS from these modems and add them in data base its closed ...
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Windows AD single DC (degraded) - cannot modify Administrator limit exceeded

I had 2 DC's in my domain. one of them died, and the last one has all roles, dcdiag netdiag show all checked as "good" - but i actually can't modify my "Administrator" account. according to alot, ...
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Upgrading from IIS 6 to 8.5: increased concurrent requests

We upgraded our web server from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2. The web application in question runs against ASP.NET 4.0. The web application in turn communicates with a third-party Web ...
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Windows server 2003 - can no longer access shared folder [closed]

We have an application installed on a windows 8 computer for our accountants. This machine accesses a database within a shared folder located on a windows 2003 server. On Friday, it was working ...
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Change TMP/TEMP variables for a Domain Service Account

I want to change the TMP and TEMP variables for a Domain Service Account Normally, for local users I can change this variable via regedit > HKEY_USERS > SID number of account But for the Domain ...
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Windows Server 2003 not sharing internet

I have an HP Proliant ML350 server with Windows Server 2003 for a small network (20 computers). I've been trying to share its internet connection for the past month. I tried every solution I found ...
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Can I upgrade the active directory forest level while the domain is in use?

I am preparing to migrate our OLD 2003 Windows Server to a Windows 2012r2 Server. I have discovered we actually have a 2000 forest, not 2003. To put a Windows 2012r2 server member on the domain it ...
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event id's 1030 & 1058. Can dir \\mail\sysvol but not dir \\domain.org\sysvol?

I'm running Win2003 Server 32 bit that also runs Windows DNS Server and Exchange Server. I'm getting event id's of 1030 and 1058 every 5 minutes. I was forced by my co-location provider to change ...
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How to find existing or moved out machines on domain controller?

I am migrating around 850 existing machines from 2003 Active Directory Server from Forest A to Forest B on Server 2012 R2. Basically changing the domain name on each machine and joining to a new ...
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Sybase heavy Disk I/O issue

I have a Sybase 15 server that is constantly reading from the hard disk. I noticed that the sqlsrvr.exe is the culprit which is the main database engine. This is a pretty utilized server that is ...
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Use 2008 R2 and 2003 server domain and LDAP with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10?

I have two server domain one with Windows Server 2003 server and other Windows Server 2008 R2. With this can I use Windows 8.1 and 10 clients to connect with domain and apply policies?
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Migration and Domain Rename

We are migrating away from an old Windows 2003 domain controller, and moving to a Windows 2012 R2 domain controller. However, there are a few issues I need to clear up due to the configuration of the ...
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windows server 2003 language settings change

So my Windows Server 2003 is entirely in German. For practical reasons, I wanted to change the language for my account to English, however it prooved to be more problematic than I thought. I think ...
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Rotate Gateways between DHCP clients

On a small factory we have 3 Internet Fiber Optic Modems, about 40 computers, 1 server running windows server 2003 with one NIC, and an unknown number of cellphones The server has DHCP, Active ...