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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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 ...
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BINLSVC warning in event log - netclass.inf parsing Manufacture

So I am trying to get Remote Installation Service Running on a Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition with Service Pack 2 installed. I am trying to integrate network drivers into the image and I keep ...
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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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IIS 6 App Pools and Windows Services Won't Start

Windows Server 2003 R2 (x86) / IIS 6. I'm setting up an ASP.NET application as well as a few windows services that run under "MyServiceAccount". I'm unable, however, to get the app pool nor the ...
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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 ...
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How can i find what's using the RAM in the server?

I am dealing with 32bit Windows 2003 server which was once a physical box, but now is virtualized in vmware. There are two SQL Server instances running. One is 2000 Standard, another is 2008 R2 ...
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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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gpo proxy server settinngs for all applications

i am trying to set all internet connections of all network PCs via proxy server that is installed on windows server 2003 i have editted proxy setting from gpo, but it only worked for internet ...
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Transferring DHCP using Windows Server Migration Tool - Why is Powershell is crashing on the import of the .mig file?

I am migrating DHCP from a windows server 2003R2 DC to a Windows Server 2008R2 DC I've followed this video and its predecessor (Installing Windows Server Migration Tools) ...
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cmd.exe version comparison?

When using batch files or console applications on Windows servers the window in question can allow text to be hightlighted (marked) for copying and pasting. Doing this pauses the batch/application and ...
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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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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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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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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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Moving from 80gig raid to 500gig [closed]

A client has a 80gig hd in a raid set, he would like to increase his hard drive to at least 500gig. What is the best way to do this? He would like to keep all his configuration, he has windows 2003
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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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NETLOGON Event Warning Dynamic Registration 5781

I've set up a couple of Domain Controllers and the first DC I set up is taking a while to start up and occassionally displaying a warning in the Windows Event Log that I think may be related to the ...
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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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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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BackupExec 10d crashing 2k3 server

There are two weeks now since I'm doing repository-like backup, because BE10d is crashing the file server. The computer is a NEC Express 5800, 2xXeon, 1 GB RAM, 4 SCSI drives in RAID 5 w/ spare, one ...
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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 can I set email notification on file creation on Windows 2003 R2?

Each of our jobs has a folder created by a batch file triggered by our accounting software at the time the job is entered. In that folder is a subfolder called "Sales Pictures". I would like to be ...
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New Primary Domain Controller won't start Active Directory unless Old DC is booted

I'm no Active Directory Wizard. Here's what I did: Old W2003 R2 PDC needed to be replaced with a new server Rolled out W2008R2 and used DC Promo to add it the domain Due to some DNS issues, had a ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2, SMB, alternative port?

How can I setup SMB on my server to use an alternative port? I'm attempting to use something other than port 445.
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MegaRAID Storage Manager Error 1920 “Service MRMonitor (MegaMonitorSrv) failed to start.” on Windows Server 2003 R2 x64

I'm trying to install the MegaRAID Storage Manager 8.10 provided by SUPERMICRO, but I keep getting an error 1920 that "Service MRMonitor (MegaMonitorSrv) failed to start. Verify that you have ...
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RedHat RHEL5.3 update DNS entry point of Windows 2003 domain on Debian style

I'm back today, because I can't do a trick that is simple to do on Debian. Indeed, I'm using a RHEL 5.3 server as a DHCP client on Windows Domain. To be able to correctly reach it form my windows ...
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ActiveDirectory lastLogonTimeStamp Inactive

In joining a new company, I have inherited it's history. I find that the User and Computer Object property lastLogonTimeStamp is not available. I have checked that the AD Schema version is 2003 R2, ...
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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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Trying to get IIS running in VM and Visual Studio running natively, with files on native file system

here's the set up I'm trying to go work. Windows 7, with files for an "ASP.NET Web Application" (a new one created by wizard for this test) installed in c:\tfsprojects\test\test this project opens ...
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Domain Profile Does Not Load on Windows 7, Results in “Temp Profile”

I have a user that was using Windows XP until yesterday. The computer ended up getting a virus (again) and so I replaced it with a spare Windows 7 machine we were preparing for somewhere else. The ...
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Windows Server 2003: Taking Root and Intermediate CA's offline causers faiure in Enterprise CA

I installed 3 CA's in lab environment: SA Root CA SA Intermediate CA Enterprise CA (also DC) The instructor recommends taking Root and Intermediate CA's offline once the Enterprise CA has been ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 Terminal Server : Internet Explorer Enhanced Security won't disable for Users

The Internet Explorer Enhanced Security (IEES) won't disable using the normal method of disabling it from the Add/Remove Programs/Windows components. This came to light immediately after testing. ...
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Windows 2003 R2 - IIS Crashes On Setting Change

I'm running a server which currently has about 50 sites on, and am encountering from problems with IIS. Everytime I try and change a setting on a site, switch .Net versions, add/change domains on a ...
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Risk involved in converting basic to dynamic disk in Windows Server 2003 (and R2)

How much risk is involved in converting a basic disk into a dynamic disk in Windows Server 2003 R1 and R2? I just expanded my vDisk in VMWare but since the disk is basic it will not let me expand the ...
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SQL Server 2005 SP3 Failover Cluster Node Replacement Service Pack

2-node SQL Server 2005 SP3 (9.0.4226) Failover Cluster running on Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 SP2. My passive node suffered a RAID failure on the OS partition. I evicted the failed node, rebuilt it, ...
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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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Where is the registry key that point to location of $NTUninstall folders?

I am running out of room on the C: drive on my Windows Server 2003 R2 Server and want to move the $NTUninstall files to D:\Uninstall_Folder and update the registry key that tells Windows where to look ...
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mssql replication storage

I have 2 boxes. One is dell (4x146GB 15k 3.5'' SAS in raid 10). this is primary sql server (runs only mssql). dell has 8gb ram and mssql is running fine. Dell has windows 2008 R2 x64 second is hp ...
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Oracle Alert Log is 4GB

We have a developer db server with 11g on Windows Server 2003 R2. I just noticed that the alert_dev11g.log file in the F:\Oracle11g\diag\rdbms\dev11g\dev11g\trace folder is nearly 4GB large. I'd like ...
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Get-ExchangeCertificate: “The requested key container was not found”

I'm having some certificate issues with my Exchange 2007 server. I only know how to check the certificate information using cmdlets, however I have a limited scope on being able to use them. When I ...
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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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how can I hide the cmd window when running a VBScript scheduled task on Win 2003 R2 SP2 x64?

I am running a VBScript (.vbs) file via Windows Scheduled Task. On a Windows XP SP3 x86 machine, a command window is not shown when the task executes. On a Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 x64 machine, a ...
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Windows fileshare issue over VPN, cannot open/copy certain files. Networking issue?

Updated: Narrowed in on issue and rephrased question. I have two users who recently (last week or so) started having problems working on files on a network drive. Specifically opening, or copying the ...
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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, ...