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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Anonymous access to SMB share hosted on Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

First off, I have read through this post and a whole slew of non-SF posts which seem to address the same or a similar problem, however I was still unable to fix my problem. I've got three machines in ...
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How do you monitor SSD wear in Windows when the drives are presented as 'generic' devices?

Under Linux, we can monitor SSD wear fairly easily with smartmontools whether the drive is presented as a normal block device or a generic device (which happens when the drive has been hardware RAIDed ...
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Why is it called Windows Server 2008 R2? Why not simply call it Windows Server 2010?

I've searched, but I can't find anything that explains why Microsoft started labelling new versions of Windows Server (and now SQL Server) as R2 releases. If they're new releases, why not simply give ...
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Mapping printers using Group Policy Preferences; works on Windows XP, not on Windows 7 x64

I'm trying to use Group Policy Preferences to manage user connections to shared printers. The print server is Windows Server 2003 R2 Std edition. Several printers are installed, and I've added x64 ...
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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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Server 2003 R2 SE (x86) Terminal Server Service failure

So, I'm having an odd and new to me problem on one of our Server 2003 R2, SE x86 VMs. The long and short of is that ever since patching last month, we can't seem to RDP into the box, and we do need ...
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Server 2003 R2 doesn't allow logon after a few days of uptime

We have a server 2003 R2 standard (which I'll refer to as SRV01) that's knocking on a bit now, but it still acts as a file, print and SQL server on our company's network. SRV01 hosts user profiles, ...
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How to map a drive for a windows service?

I am supporting the installation of a CCTV system from the Windows 2003 R2 Standard side of the equation, the intention was to use use a NAS for long term storage (quite a lot of data is generated in ...
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Why can't I copy .zip files from a server to a server in a different domain?

At work, we're using a Windows Server 2008 R2 VM as our build server. At the end of the build process for any of our projects, we copy the packaged deployment files to a folder on the server where ...
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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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Removing an iSCSI Target - iSCSI initiator 2.0 on Windows Server 2003 R2

For the life of me I cannot figure out how to remove an iSCSI target (Dell Equallogic SAN) from a Windows Server 2003 box. The volume shows up in Windows as drive letter Y:\ Using the iSCSI ...
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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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View/Find all compressed files on the server?

I need to find all compressed files/folders regardless of file format on a Windows Server 2003 machine. Search options do not provide this capability. Is there a way to list/view all compressed ...
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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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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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Changing DFS link location from command line

I have the following AD DFS (Windows 2003 R2): DFS Root name: members DFS Link: me DFS Link Target: \\myserver\meshare DFS Link: you DFS Link Target: \\myserver\youshare I need to change all the ...
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Mandatory Profiles on a Server 2003 TS Box

I have a Windows Server 2003 box which will be acting as a terminal server. It will actually be running Citrix, but I don't believe that to be relevant here. There has been a request for every user ...
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Cannot Login to RDP on Server 2003 r2

I just installed Windows Server 2003 (64bit) Because the Administrator password was blank I went to cmd > "net user Administrator newpass" The command completed successfully. Logged out, Logged ...
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Windows 2003 R2 x86 Mini dump fails to write to disk

I have 3 blade servers that are Blue Screening with a 0xC2 error as far as we can tell randomly. When it started happening I found that the servers weren't set to do provide a dump because they each ...
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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 do I remove a message that Mac users receive when they log on to a server (Windows Server 2003)

When Mac users connect to my network, they receive a message via dialog box saying: Message from server Welcome MAC user...bet you feel special! Hilarious and all, but I'd like to do away with it. ...
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Eliminate Email Blacklist by switching IPs and Servers

We are a legitimate company. We have had some issues in the past with Virus attacks/ Spam bots getting our email server blacklisted. After the most recent attack I have been tasked at coming up with ...
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Demoted 2003R2 DC SRV record still listed in DNS

Yesterday I demoted a 2003R2 DC (but forgot to remove the DNS role), removed it from the domain, changed it's IP address and shut it down. Everything went pretty well (minus a host of authentication ...
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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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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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DFS “clobering” files

We have DFS setup using the DFS Management Administrator Tool. I turned on replication in the Distributed File System Administrator Tool as well and this morning we lost tons of files from that share. ...
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All Tasks..Advanced Operations option missing from Certificates MMC Snap-In

I am trying to follow the instructions in this article to create a custom certificate to support SSL on a web server. I'm stuck on the following step: Click on Personal – All Tasks – Advanced ...
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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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How can I connect to a specific machine with DFS?

I have 2 servers with a share, \\servera\share and \\serverb\share. DFS is setup on \\domain\share to point to both machines. A 3rd party replication solution compares \\servera\share to ...
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Windows Server 2003 Standard - how to access other pc's remotely

I'm a novice in the world of servers, and I'm about to install Windows Server 2003 Standard on a server box I have...However, I'm curious if there is a way to access the other PC's in my network ...
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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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What is the OID address for getting the CPU loading & physical RAM usage in WinXPsp3 & WinServer2003r2sp2 via SNMP?

I am trying to use snmp to get the usage of CPU & physical RAM from remote PC (WinXPsp3 & WinServer2003r2sp2), after google many hours I did not find any exactly OID address for them. I have ...
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Can I Use Win2k8 R2 to Extend Partitions on Expanded Windows Server 2003 R2 Dynamic VHD Drives?

I inherited a Windows Server 2003 R2 virtual machine that was previously running under a failing Windows Virtual Server 2005. Both the C: and D: VHDs were within a few hundred megs of being full. I ...
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in-place upgrade Windows Server Standard Edition 2003 to Windows Server Enterprise/Datacentre Edition 2003

I recently asked a question about upgrading from 2003 to 2008, but i realised this is a lot harder to do, the only reason i want to upgrade is to have increase the RAM Windows 2003 Standard ...
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Clients of replica WSUS aren't targetted to groups and appear in 'Unassigned Computers'

I have two WSUS v3 servers, our company has a single domain AD that spans two sites, and each site has one WSUS server. The stub site's WSUS server is configured as a replica. Settings, groups, ...
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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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Windows server sending constant ARP requests to offline devices

We have a Windows 2003r2 server which is sending intermittent ARP requests to several devices which are no longer on the network. The result of this is disruption to a PLC which is running over ...
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Domain connection shows as “unauthenticated”

I have seen various different questions for this problem floating around but either the circumstances arent the same or the solution doesnt work so thought i would post it to see if anybody has any ...
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Windows Server 2003 - Block port on localhost

We have a misbehaving daemon running on one of our Windows 2003 Servers. It telnets into localhost:5115 I have a feeling that if I can stop it from telnetting into localhost I can get it to fail ...
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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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High interrupts, sometimes freezes

We have a Win 2003 R2 TS (x86) which has some "bad days". I have not been collecting data on this myself until just now, but it seems most of the time it runs fine, but some days we see high CPU ...
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XP Clients can't copy to networkshare

i have a windows 2003 domain where i have strange problem. One of our file shares is on a 2003r2 domain controller, xp clients trying to copy files on the share are always getting the error ...
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Should I install anti-virus on Windows Server 2003?

I had previously installed AVG in Windows Server 2003, but now the installer says that Windows Server 2003 is not supported, while AVG runs perfectly on other Windows Server 2003 machines of mine. I ...
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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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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 ...
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Windows Server 2003 - Are ODBC Data Sources set per-user?

When I'm logged into our Windows Server 2003 server, I don't see any ODBC Data Sources, but when a different user logs in (who doesn't have Administrative rights), they have a big list of ODBC Data ...
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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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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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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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Stored passwords and scheduled tasks in Windows Server 2003

In general, if you are PC\Admin and you have a stored password for network share DOMAINSERVER\Share (done using the interface "Stored User Names and Passwords"), and you have a scheduled task that ...