Windows Server 2003 R2 was an update of Windows Server 2003, rather than a new version of the operating system (as Windows Server 2008 R2 was). It went RTM on December 6, 2005, included a number of new features and was released for all editions and architectures supported by Server 2003, with the ...

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Windows 20003 R2 Missing mapped drives under ODBC Administrator [on hold]

When I try to set up an ODBC datasource (MS Access) I can't select the network drive where the mdb file is. The network drive is accesible from My Computer.
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Script does not run under Domain Administrator

Server running 2003R2. I have a script, which basically sets a variable, which then uses it to name a backup file. I have given the exact script here: echo > "%temp%\tmp.vbs" wscript.echo 10000 ...
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Active Directory Users - All Attributes Suddenly Blank

We had an instance yesterday where approximately 130 of our well over 5,000 user objects suddenly became corrupted. Every attribute you can possible set with the exception of sAMAccountName and cn ...
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Group policies overriding

I am a learner in AD and GPO's. Though I have implemented some GPO's in my environment, now a little bit confused.. My confusion is with the overriding of GPO. Basically what I am trying is that I ...
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Will systeminfo's “OS Name:” line distinguish between Windows 2003 and 2003 R2?

First, please verify visually that you have a 2003 R2 installation by opening Control Panel\System Properties and checking that R2 is shown like this: Alternatively, R2 should be mentioned on the ...
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How to add read-only privileges on DFS Folder for Windows 2003 R2?

I just install a DFS system on different servers. My replication group consists of Windows 2003 R2 and Windows 2008 R2 servers. The replication itself works well. On the Windows 2008 R2 server I can ...
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2003 Domain Functional Level — Do I need to run adprep.exe to trust a 2012 DFL?

My company is still using Windows Server 2003 for the Domain Controllers, with DFL (and FFL) already raised to 2003 DFL/FFL. Now, we need to trust the domain of our new subsidiary. Their domain is ...
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Access Denied DHCP Tool

I cannot figure out why this is happening, when opening the DHCP tool on my server, I get the following message. Access Is Denied You do not have access to this DHCP server. To view information ...
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DNS record reappears after having been deleted

I've got a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 acting as a domain controller for a small network. It provides DHCP and DNS among a few other services. It's only got a single NIC, but it's configured ...
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PowerShell Script to Move ADUser to appropriate group based on its Department ID attribute

I am new to PowerShell and AD, I have a small task which I am finding difficult to complete. Can someone please help me here ? The task is as follows: There are 3 groups defined in AD, namely ...
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Proxy Server setting stuck on Server 2003 R2 for Windows Updates

Stay a while and listen. This is going to be a long one. We've been having a problem the last couple of months with Updates on very specific Microsoft Server 2003 R2 Machines. This problem has ...
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How to make service up and running even though admin account log off [closed]

Hi we are using Windows server 2003. Windows services using admin credentials while restarting. Whenever admin account was logged off services were going down. Because of this we are maintaining admin ...
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Windows Server 2003 r2 vs 2008 r2 - Performance for SQL Server [closed]

First off, I'm not a sys admin, just a programmer frustrated by poor server performance… We’re currently running a VM (I believe the host is Win Server 2008) on a newer E5-2650 CPU, 24 GB RAM, at ...
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Server 2003 R2 box can't reach IP over site-to-site VPN

I'm going batty trying to figure this one out, and I think I need a few extra sets of eyes on the problem. I have a Server 2003 R2 box and I'm trying to back up the contents of the box over a ...
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IIS FTP Connectivity Issues [closed]

I seem to be having a strange connectivity problem at a client site where we are hosting an FTP site in IIS. We also allow remote desktop connections to this server for troubleshooting purposes. ...
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ntbackup on live system

I have a few Windows 2003 servers of which I want to take a backup of before installing some anti-virus software. My question is, does ntbackup (the included backup software) operate on a live, ...
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Server 2003R2 DC Windows 7 and disable auto updates

I run an environment with Server 2003 R2 DC's and mostly WIndows 7 clients with just a few XP clients. The problem I am having is that the Windows 7 PC's are installing updates on their own. We have ...
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Windows server 2003 R2 supported guest operating system [closed]

In this link it is mentioned like window server 2012 can be used as guest OS in window server 2008 R2 Can I run windows 8 or window 7 as guest OS in window server 2003 R2 as virtual machine? Even ...
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Need to send keystrokes to DOS app from Windows at idle logout

I am supporting a legacy Paradox 4.5 for DOS system. Our users connect to a single terminal server (Windows Server 2003) to run Paradox. We frequently need to boot everyone out of the system. Our ...
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Windows server 2003 ipsec error

I have a Windows Server 2003 domain controller and a bunch of clients. Something happened and now IPSec service fails on the server. After IPSec fails to start, all TCP/IP traffic is blocked to the ...
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What would happen if I disconnected a child domain from it's forest domain controllers?

Windows 2003 native mode. One domain controller on-site, read-write, no RODCs. DNS is running on the DC onsite. Servers would be pointing to the DC for DNS and authentication. How long would the ...
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Windows 2003 Server R2 system partition full - move and/or expand

PROBLEM: My System (C:) and Data (D:) partitions are full and I need to expand them or move them to larger drives. SPECS: Dell PowerEdge 2900 server Adaptec 39320A SCSI adapters Dell Perc 5/i RAID ...
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Cant find “Read Lockout Time” and “Write Lockout Time” for delegation on OU

Trying to delegate permissions to a group on a OU; but cant find 2 properties in special permissions for "User Objects" they are "Read Lockout Time" and "Write Lockout Time" any reason i couldnt see ...
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How to collect Security Event Logs for a single category via Powershell

I am trying to write a script which collects security log from all of our domain controllers hourly and stores them remotely; i can collect the security logs , but is there a way to collect the ...
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DHCP serving has stopped working

Something happened in our server room over the weekend that had me in the office late Saturday night replacing two switches. After powering down both racks, I have an issue where none of the computers ...
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Check file modify date with batch

I am trying to use batch to check if file was modified today. Can you please help me with your suggestions? Below is the code with which I am facing some issue. SET filename="D:\empty\xyz.txt" ...
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Windows Mapped Drives: GPO vs. login script

I'm running Windows 2003 R2 for DC's. The question has come up concerning mapping user's network shares via GPO rather than the tradition login scripts. I've read about updating Windows 2003 server ...
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DFS-R: how to offline re-sync, large amount of data deleted

We have 2 branch offices with local file servers synced to our central office and file server via DFS-R. Mostly data is copied from the central fileserver to both branch offices, but the sync is both ...
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iis6 crashes for unknown reason

I have a problem where IIS6 becomes unresponsive (page cannot be displayed) for some unknown reason. The app that everyone uses from this sits inside the default web site using a different app pool. ...
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do scheduled tasks in windows server 2003 r2 overlap?

does windows server 2003 r2 allow the overlapping of scheduled tasks? say i scheduled a script to be called every 5 minutes but there would be an instance that it might take 10 minutes. when a tasks ...
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Website loses connection to database intermittently

Every so often our website loses connection to the sql server and I receive the following errors: "The following error: A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a ...
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15 GB discrepancy between Disk 2 and E: in Disk Management

I have a VM running Server 2003 R2 running in ESXi 5.0. Like other VMs, I have extended this VM's disks and partitions on multiple occassions. Recently I added 15 GB to a disk and I was able to extend ...
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Can a 2 year old snapshot help recover a failed domain controller?

We have a 2003R2 DC VN that has a non functional AD. There is no System State Backup, but we do have a 2 year old copy of the VM. Can the copy be used in any way to restore the existing server?
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Remove old Certificate Templates

We decommissioned our old Exchange 2003 server over a month ago. The server was also our CA(which wasn't widely used). I've removed all traces of this old CA in Sites and Services except for the ...
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MS Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition Service Pack 2 website displays differently than when it was on 32-bit server

Migrated from MS Server 2003 x86 to MS Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition Service Pack 2. When clients access ASP websites hosted on this server their IE 10 browser now displays Compatibility View ...
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AD Replication Errors / KCC - Between two Domain Controllers

I'm having quite an issue that began a few days ago. Let me just lay out exactly what happened - also I've inherited this environment, please keep that in mind. 1st Domain Controller - Windows ...
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Remote Desktop Connection error

When I try to connect to remote host with Windows Server 2003 R2 SE via RDP from another few Windows Server 2003 clients I get the following error. The client could not connect to the remote ...
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Windows Server 2003, DHCP: Address Pools and Reservations

I have inherited a DHCP server set up with a very small address pool and a number of reserved static addresses. Originally a small network, set up by non professionals, we are now running out of ...
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Intermittent Drops on Windows File Server

We have a Windows Storage Server (2003 R2) that serves as our NAS for our company. Over the past several weeks we have begun to experience intermittent "drops" where the client briefly loses their ...
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Possible to re-establish trust with a 2003 R2 member server?

I have a 2008 functional level domain in a 2003 functional level forest, with DCs running Server 2008 and 2008 R2. A number of member servers & computers are virtual machines. Sometimes these ...
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Repeated login attempts on RDP?

While looking in Terminal Services Manager on one of my SQL boxes, I noticed that there are seemingly many attempts to remote to the machine while I was connected: One minute... And the next... ...
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How can I force/cause an error or hung job in a print queue

I am currently trying to design a powershell script to check if any of the printers attached to a Win Server 2003R2 have jobs stuck in the queue. so far I am doing: Get-WmiObject -class ...
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Upgrading Server 2003sp2 to Server 2003 R2

I have upgraded my AD schema to the 2003R2 level in order to support DFS replication via this guide: http://www.happysysadm.com/2011/10/windows-2003-extending-schema-to-r2-for.html I am interested in ...
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iexplorer.exe high CPU/RAM usage

My client has a virtual Server 2008 R2 terminal server running under ESXi 5.1. This server has, which been in production for around 4 months, experiences intermittent slowness / non-responsiveness ...
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Windows 2003 registry setting DST

On Windows 7, you can use this key to enable/disable DST settings in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\TimeZoneInformation Value Name: DynamicDaylightTimeDisabled Value ...
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Can't connect to SQL Server 2005, even with local Server Management Studio

After setting up a second network adapter in the process of adding some SSL'd sites to ISS, my instance of SQL Server 2005 is no longer accessible - including through SQL Server Management Studio. ...
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Escape windows repair install and start in normal boot?

I have a corrupted file in the OS (running a poweredge t410, windows server 2003 RT). Booting up in safe mode shows it stopped at acpitabl.dat. Google results led me to believe that the update.sys ...
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How do i restore Windows Server 2003 R2 Active directory - Getting error 0xc00006a

I have a customer that has experienced a catastrophic failure of their Windows Server 2003 R2 active directory server. This was the sole AD controller on the network. The hard drive died completely. ...
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How exactly does the home folder mapping in 2003 AD work?

I'm trying to troubleshoot an issue with a user's My Documents not being mapped to a network location as it should be. Most of the user have their AD account set to have H as their home folder and ...
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Should we upgrade our Windows 2003 DCs? [closed]

Why should we upgrade our Windows 2003 DC when extended support is there till 2015? We have about 20 servers mixed 2003 32 bit and 2008 64 bit member servers and about 100 W7 64 bit Clients. Our 32 ...